SATURDAY PERFORMANCES: Erin Desmond's "Untitled (Eye Contact)" at DRFA
July 25, 2014
Erin Desmond's Untitled (Eye Contact) (2014) will be performed at the gallery in conjuction with DEEP END: Yale MFA Photo 2014 (curated by Awol Erizku). The performances will take place every Saturday through August 23rd, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.
Untitled (Eye Contact) is an invitation to engage in a oneonone, physical encounter within an enclosed space. Inside a curtain, facing a stranger, a hand is offered. If taken, the viewer’s gaze becomes the determining factor in how the interaction plays out. From a glance, to a stare; a touch of the fingertips, to a lengthy hand massage, the simple gestures of eye contact and hand contact create an experience that can be pleasurable, intimate, uncomfortable, or even anxiety producing. Subtle expressions invite one to confront personal and cultural boundaries and associations, and social connection is returned to its most primal form: physical touch.
July 26: 3:00pm – 5:00 pm
August 2: 3:00pm – 5:00 pm
August 9: 3:00pm – 5:00 pm
August 16: 3:00pm – 5:00 pm
August 23: 3:00pm – 5:00 pm