Artist Xavier Cha, based in New York, has a funny way of twisting realities. Through video and performance art, she can make the most random day-to-day occurrences (like those annoying human-advertising costumes on street corners) seem pretty spectacular and the moments that should be awesome (like two people embraced in a passionate kiss on a busy New York City street) seem, actually, well . . . boring. Her aim is to explore the interaction between the action taking place and the viewer. In Cha’s new exhibit, Body Drama, an actor performs on a stage while wearing a body-mounted camera. Viewers get two different performances, the one by the dancer in front of them and the one projected on the wall, “both of which center on disorienting psychological and physical space.” Pretty trippy.
June 30-Oct. 9, 2011