Michal Samama: Background Materials at The Chocolate Factory
Background Materials by Michal Samama is a performance event presented at The Chocolate Factory Theater in New York. It explores the temporal and spatial aspects of bodily experience. Its focus, paradoxically, is what could be labeled as ‘background experience’: the ‘background noise’ of our daily existence, the sensual data that ties us to the world precisely by not coming under focus.
The work is composed from several vignettes which, in their own self enclosed separateness, offer a series of openings into our ‘mute’ surrounding (spaces, objects, materials and times).
Michal Samama creates body-based art works incorporating movement, sound, objects, installation and site-specific practices. Samama is currently an MFA candidate at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a recipient of SAIC 2013 New Artist Society Scholarship Award. In Chicago, she recently presented her work at EXPO CHICAGO 2014.
The performance will run from October 1-4, Wednesday through Thursday at 8pm at The Chocolate Factory Theater (5-49 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101)