Weslie Ching, You, or Someone Like You, Performance, Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Arna Bajraktarević
Featured as part of Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s exhibition Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations at MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo, and part of this summer’s Under the Sun celebration, is a site-specific dance work by Santa Barbara-based artist, Weslie Ching. The piece unfolds in various areas of the hotel—a setting, similar to that of a train station, airport, office building, and museum, in which people who have no relationship to each other, other than their temporary location, are together. Ching’s performance explores the sense of anonymity, rootlessness, restlessness, time dilation or contraction, and identity shifting an individual can experience in transitional environments.
Temporary/Contemporary is performed three times throughout 2016: February 21 at 11am; June 26 at 2pm; and October 7 at 6pm.
This event marks MCASB’s ongoing commitment to performance via our On Edge Performance Art Series and is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.