Video Viewing Rooms on The Kitchen OnScreen
New Monthly Presentations, October and December, 2022
The Video Viewing Room series makes recent video works and archival recordings available online. This initiative revives The Kitchen’s longstanding Video Viewing Room—a dedicated space within our buildings from 1975 through the early 1990s. Functioning at first as a resource facility where visitors could watch their own tapes or view videos from The Kitchen’s archive and collection, in fall 1978 the Video Viewing Room began to feature curated programs of artists’ videos.
In fall 2022, the Video Viewing Room continues online as a monthly series with presentations by June Canedo de Souza in October, and more artists to be announced.
June Canedo de Souza: Every Memory Belongs to a Myth
Available to view beginning in October
Through the presentation of found family videos alongside recent performances, Rio de Janeiro and New York based-artist June Canedo de Souza's in-progress body of work "follows a multi-response objective: one that explores absence as a condition of memory, another which aims to address the disjunction between personal experience and familial history." Through performances and installations, she expands upon what shadowed truths, specifically those concerning the women in her family, are able to be depicted haptically. This non-verbal visual language connects the archive to a larger conversation about labor, migration, and the natural world.
June Canedo de Souza: Every Memory Belongs to a Myth is organized by Lumi Tan, Senior Curator.
June Canedo de Souza works with photography, performance, film, painting, and sculpture. Her practice engages in a conceptual exploration of memory as it relates to migration and is anchored by her lived experience. From multimedia installations to durational performances, her work mainly borrows from the domestic culture and the cultural memory of the women in her family. She is interested in asking questions about the ways in which migration affects the mental health of people who migrate, the interrelations between objects, space, and time, and how objects themselves migrate.
Image: June Canedo de Souza, O Escândalo, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.
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