Kristin Reger + Stéphanie Janaina
September 3, 5-7pm
The artists perform a continuous looping costume-change for two hours, incorporating previously recorded video (this video!) of the same performance.
The performance is transmitted live to Recess in New York, where a simultaneous event hosted by ESP T.V. takes place. Recess transmits live video mixing, sourced from a sewing factory and a barter shop set up in the gallery, to Casa Maauad, where it is projected just outside the performance room. The multimedia simulcast addresses a common theme of anxieties related to the production and consumption patterns of clothing.
The performance marks the close of Official Office, an international platform for video art curated by Recess (New York), S.T.O.R.E. (Dresden) and SOMA (Mexico City).
Kristin Reger received a Master of Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico and participated in the Education Program at SOMA in Mexico City. She also has a Baccalaureate of Arts in Art, Design and Spanish from DePaul University, Chicago, IL. Reger is a visual and performance artist with a background in textiles and fashion theory. Her current body of work consists of abstract, sculptural costumes. She is interested in how manipulating appearances yields a power to bend present realities, and how when a costume negates the representation of face, body, or other anthropomorphic features it becomes universal for an otherworldly entity. Reger pushes this observation to its outermost limit by experimenting with garment construction, movement systems, and materials. Reger currently lives and works in Mexico City.
Stéphanie Janaina is a performer and dance choreographer. She studied dance at RIDC (France) and The Ailey School (New York). Performing experience includes Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea (CEPRODAC), Moving Borders and Ballet Teatro del Espacio. Stéphanie works independently and has great interest in developing artistic projects focused on collaboration and promoting greater dialogue between contemporary dance and other disciplines. Through her work she seeks to increase international cultural exchange and promote alternative forms of dialogue between the audience and the performer. Her choreographic creations have been presented primarily in New York, Mexico and Hong Kong.
She currently is based in Mexico city and studies Visual Arts at Université Paris 1 - Sorbonne, France.