Eduardo Navarro, Instructions from the Sky – Teaser
Eduardo Navarro’s Frieze Project for Frieze New York 2016
Eduardo Navarro’s performances and interventions incorporate meditative practices that offer alternative ways of seeing and experiencing the world. With Instruction from the sky, Navarro has turned his attention to the unpredictable movement of clouds. Positioned outside the fair a group of performers, outfitted with circular mirrors that reflect the sky, follow the passing of clouds floating above Randall’s Island. The mirrored discs, gathering information from the sky, reflect the pathways of the clouds which are followed by the performers who travel in sync with the sky. Eduardo Navarro’s major solo exhibitions include: ‘Órbita’, UTDT (2013); and ‘Estudio Jurídico Mercosur’, Faena Arts Center (2012), both in Buenos Aires. His work has appeared in exhibitions including ‘Surround Audience’, New Museum Triennial, New York; ‘The Past, The Present, The Possible’, Sharjah Biennial,UEA (both 2015); ‘We, the outsiders’, e-flux, New York; ‘Ir para Volver’, Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador (both 2014); ‘Weather Permission’, Mercosur Biennial (2013); ‘There is always a cup of sea to sail in’, São Paulo Biennial (2010); and ‘Screaming and Hearing’, Mercosul Biennial (2009). Born in 1979, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Navarro lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Heather Phillipson, 100% OTHER FIBRES – Teaser
Heather Phillipson’s Project for Frieze New York 2016
For Frieze Projects at Frieze New York, artist and poet Heather Phillipson (b. 1978, London, UK. Lives and works in London, UK) composes a new multimedia work interspersed throughout the fair, which incorporates repeated sculptural motifs that interplay with video, audio and text. For this project, Phillipson imagines the structure of the fair as a giant, chopped-up human spinal cord beseiged by mutated dogs and screens, describing the intersecting bodies as ‘a clash of nervous systems – dismembered, dissected and flung down on Randall’s Island.’
Heather Phillipson has recently held solo shows at Schirn, Frankfurt; Performa, New York; 14th Istanbul Biennial; Sheffield Doc/Fest (all 2015), the Serpentine Gallery, London; Dundee Contemporary Arts (2014), and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2013). Forthcoming solo shows include the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Images Festival, Toronto and the 32nd Sao Paolo Biennale (all 2016). Phillipson is also an award-winning poet.