The Laundry Series by Teresa Ascencao


DressingPinningFolding, and Spinning are cohesive sets of photographic installations deriving from explorations with laundry.

 
DateFriday, March 15, 2019 - 12:30pm to Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:30pm

Phone

416-979-9633

Website

info@aspacegallery.org aspacegallery.org

Location

A Space Gallery, 110-401 Richmond St. West

Teresa Ascencao, sessional instructor at OCAD U,  photograph's herself in various interactions with clothing. Each set explores a growing repertoire of body language associated with her struggles with clothing, domestic labour and folk rituals. Second-long automated exposures capture unnoticed and continuously dissipating moments between clothing and the human body – moments known only to the body and the clothing themselves. The moments range from sensual and nostalgic, to strenuous and dramatic. Dressing hovers between sensual play and frantic disrobing to disrupt a feminine identity. Pinning of freshly washed clothing was performed and shot in her mother’s backyard while she watched. Folding of freshly dried laundry piles up against a garden backdrop. Spinning is inspired by my heritages of Azorean folklore dancing and Brazilian carnival. Here, Teresa tied heaps of dirty laundry to my waist while she spun for the camera.

Teresa Ascencao gratefully acknowledge Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts, for their support of this project. 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Teresa Ascencao is a multimedia artist whose work examines social constructs of body language, costume, customs, and inner corporeal experiences. Her folk and pop inspired artworks employ concept-related media and technologies that invite audiences to play with iconographies and scenarios involving gender, seduction, consumption, and class. Teresa Ascencao was born to Azorean parents in Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Canada at a young age. Her work has been exhibited widely in Canada and internationally.
 

 

DateFriday, March 15, 2019 - 12:30pm to Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:30pm

Phone

416-979-9633

Website

info@aspacegallery.org aspacegallery.org

Location

A Space Gallery, 110-401 Richmond St. West

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Teresa Ascencao, Pinning
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:30pm to Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:30pm

Teresa Ascencao, sessional instructor at OCAD U,  photograph's herself in various interactions with clothing. Each set explores a growing repertoire of body language associated with her struggles with clothing, domestic labour and folk rituals. Second-long automated exposures capture unnoticed and continuously dissipating moments between clothing and the human body – moments known only to the body and the clothing themselves. The moments range from sensual and nostalgic, to strenuous and dramatic. Dressing hovers between sensual play and frantic disrobing to disrupt a feminine identity. Pinning of freshly washed clothing was performed and shot in her mother’s backyard while she watched. Folding of freshly dried laundry piles up against a garden backdrop. Spinning is inspired by my heritages of Azorean folklore dancing and Brazilian carnival. Here, Teresa tied heaps of dirty laundry to my waist while she spun for the camera.

Teresa Ascencao gratefully acknowledge Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts, for their support of this project. 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Teresa Ascencao is a multimedia artist whose work examines social constructs of body language, costume, customs, and inner corporeal experiences. Her folk and pop inspired artworks employ concept-related media and technologies that invite audiences to play with iconographies and scenarios involving gender, seduction, consumption, and class. Teresa Ascencao was born to Azorean parents in Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Canada at a young age. Her work has been exhibited widely in Canada and internationally.
 

 

Venue & Address: 
A Space Gallery, 110-401 Richmond St. West
Website: 
info@aspacegallery.org aspacegallery.org
Phone: 
416-979-9633
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