Santina Amato

Six Foot Half-Mast, 2017

MFA Thesis Exhibition

Sullivan Galleries,

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

April 28th-May 17th


Performed at 7.30pm

‘Activated’ during a critical mass of viewership on opening night, Performative Sculpture II was stuffed with freshly made dough in a back room and placed into position by gallery attendants for the audience to witness its journey of rising or birthing. This work considers the building as body, the dough as bodily fluids & creates possibilities of direct interaction with the architecture of space while claiming the area by disrupting the space on the other side of the wall. Amato’s Performative Sculpture series are in direct dialogue with Gordon Matta-Clarks “building cuts” which re-conceptualized preconditioned roles & relationships.

Photo Ashley Gillanders

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Photo Ashley Gillanders

Photo Ashley Gillanders