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Red Tide

Red Tide is a durational reading performed by exhibiting artist JE Baker during gallery hours on the final day of the exhibition Staging Ground at la Esquina Gallery (1000 W 25th Street, KCMO).

This text--which is one chapter in the the artist’s larger Bather’s Manifesto--uses the embodied experiences of floating, sinking, and swimming as framing devices to define the landscape as a medium of power and exchange, and to consider bodies of water as eyes of the Earth.

Gallery visitors are invited to enter and exit the performance at any time between 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. to experience a reading that will playfully meander through sources as varied as animal fables from the ancient Indian Panchatantra, optical silencing and afterimage, Roland Barthes’s theory of readerly and writerly texts, Inuit mythology, and trans-Neptunian space.

Earlier Event: January 25
Staging Ground Opening Reception