David Perales-Albert

Chicago, IL

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My work is materialized through notions of repetition, identity, task, narrative, and decay. It is primarily concerned with the limitations of the materials I work with including my own body. I create work that utilizes cathartic release, turning mundane task and action into dynamic performances, videos, and objects. The work I produce is driven by ideas and repetitive action rather than the production of refined images or structures. I aspire to invoke a bodily reaction within the viewer: to not only see, but also truly feel the work. My performances are stripped down to only the essential elements: body and voice, and they typically consist of one action, yet the repetitive execution of these actions varies dramatically throughout the performances, as my body grows weary. The completion of my work is marked by my mind or body’s inability to continue with the task I have chosen to complete.


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  2. Olive Stefanski
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  5. José Andrés Mora
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