Join us for a performance by Tanya Aguiñiga, live on the Armory’s Instagram on Wednesday, June 3 at 4:00 PM PDT.
A centerpiece of Aguiñiga's Borderlands Within/La Frontera Adentro exhibition at the Armory, Ejercicios en Entendimiento (Exercises in Understanding) will be activated through a weaving performance that the artist describes as “...an attempt to learn through my body. I am entering into spaces of strain and unnatural situations with craft-based materials to connect to and further process my border and immigrant experience. Using cotton dyed with the pulverized U.S./Mexico border, I am weaving a horizontal wall within the Armory’s gallery. My body is the vessel (shuttle) for transporting border-stained fiber and weaving a solid surface between gallery hemispheres. My body carries, pushes, and pulls the weft (fiber) over and under the warp (rope dividing the gallery space).
Below is the Instagram Live recording of Aguiñiga's June 3rd performance, as documented by Armory Teaching Artist and filmmaker Kate Lain.