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It is from here that the world unfolds

“It is from here that the world unfolds”
Sophia Cleary

How does interpreting the world through our senses involve the imagination? How do I know things exist around me—how the table stands on four feet, how the feet touch the floor, how the chair next to the table folds up when it’s not in use, how the garbage can next to it is a hollow form, how the plant on the desk has tangled, deep roots. How can I accommodate the knowledge gleaned from my entire body, even as I remain oriented in one direction? "It is from here that the world unfolds" is a works-in-progress participatory lecture-performance that contends with the logic of seeing the world solely outward and forward-facing. 

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Sophia Cleary is an artist based in Los Angeles and New York City. She has worked with the Kate Bush Dance Troupe, Ann Liv Young, Dynasty Handbag (Jibz Cameron), Neal Medlyn, Alexandra Bachzetsis, and Vanessa Anspaugh & Amber Bemak. She has presented her work in NYC at the Performing Garage, Center for Performance Research, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, 321 Gallery, the Kitchen, and e-flux and in LA at the Hammer Museum and Human Resources Gallery. She is the founder and coordinator of the works-in-progress series REHEARSAL and is co-editor for Ugly Duckling Presse's performance annual Emergency INDEX. She regularly performs music with Champagne Jerry (Neal Medlyn) and in the feminist punk band Penis, a collaboration with Samara Davis.

Earlier Event: August 23
Clinic: Laura Bernstein
Later Event: October 13