“Attempt to Raise Hell”, Track 16’s 25th anniversary exhibition opened Saturday, November 16th from 7PM to 10PM. The exhibition featured 50 artists from Track 16’s past and present, including select dolls from the “(In)/Animate Objects” collection. The exhibition ran until Thursday December 26th, 2019.
In this abject exploration of bodily fluids, ketchup and fudge transcend into blood and feces. McCarthy examines the symbolic contagion of identity by having audience members dress in similar Pinocchio masks and costumes, blurring the line between witness and participant. (More)
Lankton made meticulous elaborate dolls of varying body types and genders with exhibitions at the Mattress Factory and a piece in the 1995 Whitney Biennial. Jojo’s armatures included entire chakra systems comprised of precious stones and bodily artifacts. (More)
I first met Janie Geiser at a puppet festival in Chicago where she performed a walk-through series of dioramas showing a woman fleeing domestic violence while being chased for a crime she didn’t commit. (More)