Under a thawing lake

  • Alex Mackin Dolan
  • Candice Jacobs
  • Carlos Reyes
  • Dora Budor
  • Francisco Cordero-Oceguera
  • Hannah Perry
  • Jimmy Merris
  • K.r.m Mooney
  • Lewis Teague Wright
  • Nico Colón
  • Noah Barker
  • Olivia Erlanger
  • Puppies Puppies
  • Renaud Jerez
  • Timothy James Kelly
  • Tomás Díaz Cedeño
  • Yves Scherer

Dark Arts International
Justo Sierra 71
Colonia Centro
Mexico City, Mexico

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Candice Jacobs
Fortune, 2014
Custom printed fortune cookies with affirmations from artists Twitter feed, glass.
To be consumed


Puppies Puppies
Fly Fly Orange Orange, 2015
Orange, fly


Francisco Cordero-Oceguera
reduced moments (necklace), 2015
Wet cardboard box, tape, steel rope, ceramic duck head, HDTV antenna, Deep Impact Blu-ray with packaging, carabiners and coal


Yves Scherer
Celebrities Smoking (Twilight), 2015
Installation
Dimensions variable


Tomás Díaz Cedeño
Baja, Te Espero En La Puerta, 2015
Aluminum frame, plastic mesh, rubber bands
22 x 28 cm


Nico Colón
Seemingly Still Life, 2015
Fluorescent light, news paper, stool, cell phone, looping video
Dimensions variable


Lewis Teague Wright
Act Like The World Hasn’t Already Been Discovered, 2015
Substrate printed nylon webbing, manganese steel chain, Abus Diskus padlock
40 x 30 x 30 cm


Jimmy Merris
Jimmy Merris sings the blues, 2013
Video
18:49 min


Candice Jacobs
Fortuna, 2015
Gold posted 3D printed bronze, steel, mirror


K.r.m Mooney
Fourth Initial, 2014
Garment care labels, powder-coated brass union fittings, polyurethane tubing, germanium, titanium negative ion necklace components


Carlos Reyes
Not yet titled, 2015
Lacquered toast, 3D print, avocado pit, hardware


Yves Scherer
Celebrities Smoking (Twilight), 2015
Installation
Dimensions variable


Alex Mackin Dolan
Vulture Light, 2015
Cloth cord, light fixture, Edison bulb, patined brass, mud daub wasps nest


Dora Budor
Not yet titled, 2015
Silicon, plastic bag


Noah Barker
A Collectively Indeterminate Local Concentration of Global Production Taken to Signify the Unity of Present, 2015
Seating


Timothy James Kelly
Filter, 2015
Perforated coffee cups, glass cups, cigarette filters
Dimensions variable


Yves Scherer
Celebrities Smoking (Twilight), 2015
Installation
Dimensions variable


Hannah Perry
You’re Gonna Be Great, 2015
Acrylic and vinyl on aluminium
Unique
117 x 78 cm


Timothy James Kelly
Filter, 2015
Perforated coffee cups, glass cups, cigarette filters
Dimensions variable


Dora Budor
Not yet titled, 2015
Silicon, plastic bag


Olivia Erlanger
Hablar Sin Rodeos, 2015
Resin, plexi, hardware


Renaud Jerez
Not yet titled, 2014
High density polyurethane foam, cardboard, tape, paper
206 x 127 x 10 cm

The actors have only just met and their scripted production has dissolved into improv while the theater housing them faces a similarly uncertain future. One is interrupting the others, constantly trying to steer away from the humor of the fact that the stage they are on is being taken apart as they perform. Electric saws cut dry wall, asbestos, and the occasional length of piping; it’s the topic of conversation. The way things are going isn’t good; in fact they’re getting dire. The theater is dilapidated and it’s worth more as scrap material than real estate. The improv goes on, as the actors can’t agree as to whether it’s even possible to stop acting. For the moment, improv appears to be the best means of improvement because without the performance there isn’t much need for a theater.

-Text by Noah Barker