Precession of the Simulacra (1988-1992) by Sara Hornbacher. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
Anti Bodies took place at MoMA PS1 on January 28, the first edition in 2018 of the museum’s VW Sunday Sessions series. Organized with Topical Cream, the program brought together performances, installations, video projections, and readings with recurring themes of self-preservation, soft labor, surveillance anxieties, community care-taking, virtual surrogacy, and emotional narrativity. Participating artists comprised Analisa Teachworth with Jonas Wendelin, Deli Girls, Julia Scher, Maya Martinez with Jasmine Cindy, Michelle Young Lee, Natasha Stagg, Redeem Pettaway, Rindon Johnson, Sara Hornbacher, Sarah Zapata, Sophia Le Fraga with Jameson Fitzpatrick, and Zsela.
Sarah Zapata reading foot erotica in a textile installation of her own design. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
Projections of feet by Sarah Zapata. The artist’s foot-themed writing is available on cassette
. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
Live reading of a play by Maya Martinez performed with and costumes by Jasmine Cindy. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
Jasmine Cindy in a lamb costume of her own design. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
Sophia Le Fraga’s TH3 B4LD 50PR4N0; or, English Made Easy performed with Jameson Fitzpatrick. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
Natasha Stagg reading “Am Consulting” forthcoming in Intersubjectivity Vol 2
). Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
“The Care Room” is performance by Michelle Young Lee highlighting the nature of unpaid feminized labor. Images courtesy of the artist.
We Have a Void by Rindon Johnson. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Derek Schultz.
OVA by Analisa Teachworth and Jonas Wendelin performed with Cara Diaz Certosimo and Kellian Delice. Images courtesy the artist and Walter Wlodarcyk.
Jacksonville-based Redeem Pettaway introducing Transatlantic Adam: “Black existence is restraint.” Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
From Transatlantic Adam
: “dial 1 for emoticon/dial 2 to release/dial 3 for eye secretion/cautious carry.” Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Derek Schultz.
Julia Scher’s Consent Clinic interrogates surveillance, control, and architectures of permission. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
Scher: “These images of the body, taken and absorbed, we’re so used to it, but what do we consent?” Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
Danny Orlowski of Deli Girls, whose music summons ambient societal violence to exorcise it. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
Tommi Kelly of Deli Girls playing the band’s jagged synths and blown-out drum machines. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.
Soul singer Zsela, accompanied by Carr Chadwick and wearing a couture bra by Candice Williams. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.