Group Show · Viscera/Epiphora

January 15, 2022  –  March 20, 2022

Group Show: Akari Uragami, Lara Wilson, Audra Wolowiec, Shawna X Inc 

Curated by: Caroline Partamian 


"If a muscle could talk, what would it say?"
Yvonne Rainer, 2011 

Viscera (noun) the internal organs in the main cavities of the body, especially those in the abdomen, e.g. the intestines. 

Epiphora (noun) 1. excessive watering of the eye. 2. epiphora is the repetition of a word or phrase at the end of sentences that are close together in the text. 

Viscera/Epiphora highlights four artists — Akari Uragami, Lara Wilson, Audra Wolowiec, Shawna X — who use their work to explore kinetic experiences of both body and mind as transcribed through bound textiles, water-inspired sound scores, isolating but resilient choreography, and futurist graphics.

We observe acts of fluidity carried by water and the arid desert through the gentle rounds of oo o oos sitting alone but together in Audra Wolowiec’s score inspired by Clarice Lispector’s Agua Viva (loosely translated to Living Water), all the way to the Kelso Dunes in Lara Wilson’s dance film Scrape that inspires a feeling of longing as we confront text that asks us, mid-rainstorm, to imagine ‘a life without incident.’ We observe acts of rigidity carried by bound and unbound shapes, through Akari Uragami’s fleshy and tactile sculptures, to the unknowns the future holds captured in Shawna X’s work.

Check out Akari Origami's episode on our podcast, Art Personals