HYPHEN HUB PRESENTS: Monika Weiss "Wrath", The Red Door, New York, 2015
Monika Weiss
Wrath
Ephemeral Installation
The Red Door/Hyphen Hub, New York
2015

Hyphen Hub presents
Monika Weiss: Wrath (Shrouds IV)
Ephemeral Film/Sound Installation
Thursday, March 5th 2015, 4-8 PM
The Red Door: 140 West 24th Street New York, NY (Chelsea)

HYPHEN HUB

WRATH (SHROUDS IV)

Press Release:

During Armory week, Hyphen Hub Salon will feature a digital film and sound installation by NY artist Monika Weiss, who creates poetic installations, films, performances and public projects investigating history and postmemory and evoking ancient rituals of lamentation in response to historical and social trauma.

Monika Weiss’ Wrath (Shrouds IV) 2015 is the artist’s new experimental film, which shows a young woman architect from Iran, filmed by the artist in her studio in New York, performing silent gestures of lamentation by gradually removing a black scarf from her head. This act evokes a memory of another time, in Tehran, when she abandoned her scarf and rushed through the city bareheaded, free, if only for that moment in time. As a record of an encounter and a poetic exploration, this work probes the fragile and contested relationships between women’s bodies and cities, acts of veiling and exposure, and structures of power and history. Weiss is a Polish-American internationally recognized artist based in New York City, whose trans-disciplinary work has been shown in solo museum exhibitions and international group exhibitions and is included in public collections worldwide.

This Hyphen Hub Salon is presented in conjunction with The 2015 Armory Show and Chelsea Day.

Hyphen Hub is participating this year in THE(un)SCENE Art Show (March 4-8) featuring two works by Monika Weiss: a video/sculpture installation White Chalice (Ennoia) and a live performance of Wrath (Shrouds IV) on Friday, March 6 at 6:00 PM.

In celebration of New York’s Armory Arts Week, designer Abi Ferrin and artist Banks Pappas present La Arma Femina, a pop-up installation (March 2-8) featuring a preview of Wrath (Shrouds IV) by Hyphen Hub artist Monika Weiss. Proceeds from the pop-up will be donated to Hyphen Hubs’ project to bring technology programs and education to under-privileged children in New York through their support of the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education. Café El Presidente is located at 30 West 24th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue.
Monika Weiss
Wrath
Ephemeral Installation
The Red Door/Hyphen Hub, New York
2015Monika Weiss
Wrath
Ephemeral Installation
The Red Door/Hyphen Hub, New York
2015Monika Weiss
Wrath (Shrouds IV)
2015
Still from digital film & sound composition. Limited edition of 3 + 2 AP