Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to present the final two performances by artists Michael
Dudeck and Blanko + Noiry for Body as Omen on Saturday June 28 at 5pm and 7pm. Body as
Omen is an exhibition organized by Sheilah Wilson, featuring new performances by Ryder
Cooley, Michael Dudeck, Blanko + Noiry, Maria Hupfield, Rachel Mason, Baker Overstreet, Geo
Wyeth and the Institute for New Feeling. Body as Omen explores the possibility of body as portal
between environments and altered states of being. Body as Omen acknowledges the multiple
ways in which the body can be articulated as a proposal.
Each artist in Body as Omen addresses the intertwining of both transcendence and unequivocal
placement within the body. Perhaps the belief that there is some way of creating a vessel within
the vessel is absurd, doomed to fail. Or perhaps there is no gesture that holds vulnerability and
agency together as clearly as the body performing. Body as Omen proposes the articulation of
present tense desiring future, but always existing as the moment that has been a hinge between
performance, body and desire. We know our ships are riddled with holes.