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Janaina Tschäpe

Feb 18 - Mar 26 2005

UB Art Gallery

In her video installations, photographs, and drawings, Tschäpe develops a personal lexicon of aquatic forms and references that transform landscapes into enchanted environments populated with inert bodies, amphibious characters, and embryonic shapes.
Brochure available with essay by Sandra Q. Firmin

Included in the exhibition are examples of inert bodies where the artist depicts herself prostrate in a variety of settings. Also included are videos and photographs of performers wearing costumes, fabricated out of inflated and water-filled condoms, balloons and latex.

Tschäpe’s namesake is an Afro-Brazilian water goddess, a birthright that seems to have compelled the artists to develop a personal lexicon of aquatic forms and references that transform landscapes into enchanted environments populated with inert bodies, amphibious characters, and embryonic shapes.

Curated by Sandra Q. Firmin

Brochure available with essay by Firmin