We are excited to announce the new MakeRoom Artist Resident for February 2019!! Lauren Sudbrink of Chicago, an artist, musician and performer.
Lauren’s work is concerned with the possibilities of social engagement. She examines and asserts the notion that art is never passive or static, but a constellation of systems and processes that determine, affirm, and condition our experiences.
By using common objects such as glue, balloons and ice and simple performative gestures like breathing onto glass and burning paper, she explore limits and gains of simple gestures.
Lauren’s current project is a book-in-progress, entitled “840 Variations on Vexations.” The book is an annotated list of potential projects in collaboration with and in response to French composer, Erik Satie’s composition “Vexations,” that range from objects to events, happenings, and performances to sounds, new music and recordings.
Most exciting of course is some of what she’ll work on at MakeRoom will require community engagement!!! Thus the MakeRoom community and the Twin Cities at large have a unique opportunity to engage and interact with art making, events and of course Vexations.
Who knows what will happen during her time at MakeRoom. Stay tuned to find out.
NOTE: Due to unfortunate circumstances the previously announced artist, Kelly Kristin Jones of Chicago will be unable to attend MakeRoom in February 2019