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Space 151 Gallery, SF, CA
January 2018

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Le Corps Poétique is a group exhibition and event presented by Think Make Tank. Thirteen local and international artists are asked to examine and interpret the title of the exhibition, a play-on-words that can be translated as Poetic Corpus, hinting at both the physical body and the oeuvre.

Questioning the role of the body in a world where we too often feel dissociated from it, Le Corps Poétique explores the constant oscillation between physical and non-physical states through varied practices that include language, photography, video, performance and installation.

The layout of the exhibition can be navigated much like the brain processes body parts as a series of topographic maps - each part separate, but together, forming a whole. Liminal spaces are explore between the conscious and unconscious, lucid or dreamlike, intimate or public, feminine and masculine, physical and metaphysical, disturbing and peaceful, life and death.

Threshold Experience, Installation by Susann Volzer, Magali Charmot, Alex Nichols, Mushi Wooseong James.

The introductory installation takes the body through a process. An invitation to feel. The first floor gallery welcomes the public and aims to move people through poetic-scapes reflecting Le Corps Poétique’s themes. Each process is a form of transformation. Visitors are invited to cross over the threshold in a guided experiential journey. This singular production celebrates experimentation by eliciting the senses through a series of performances and mediations.

Exhibiting Artists: Sholeh Asgary, Jorge Bachmann, Ema Chang, Magali Charmot, Alice Charmot, Eilish Cullen, Qinmin Liu, Daniel Lorenze, Michael A. Mersereau, Alex Nichols & Mushi Wooseong James, Jessica Resmond, Ignacio Valero.

A view of Jérôme (far left) by Jorge Bachmann and Written on the Body by Daniel Lorenze.

A view of /ˈdisənəns/ Dissonance by Magali Charmot & Alice Charmot.

A view of Silent Feathers by Jessica Resmond (far right) and The Blind by Ema Chang (far left).

A view of Sun’s Surprise (far right) by Ginmin Liu and Jérôme (far left) by Jorge Bachmann.

Work by Michael Mersereau: The Roosevelt Highway

Work by Alex & Mushi: Hanbok / Chair Conversations.