6:00 pm

February 1, 2019

Still from R. Eric McMaster’s Pendulum, 2014, Projected video, looped.
Courtesy of the artist.

Using Laban’s theories as a foundation, this exhibition also considers the varied definitions of the terms effort and economy in combination with one another. We look at different contexts where our movements are calculated, sometimes the parameters fabricated or designed by the artists. Artists consider how the expenditure of energy can be optimized, futile, emotional, healing, sensual, mundane, and create new aesthetic languages. The works generate questions around the values we assign to the exerting effort, whether this is monetary, economic, social, or moral.