re/spond/re/peat
curated by audra wolowiec

sometimes doing something poetic can become political and sometimes doing something political can become poetic.  —francis alÿs

re/spond/re/peat is a group exhibition that brings together artists and artist groups working across disciplines from performance, sound, and print media, all of whom invite dialog through incorporating language in the form of text or speech.

using the idea of a traditional soapbox, the artists in the show will ask the viewer to become an active participant by extending an invitation to respond to or repeat the works on view. from take-away works on paper, audio and live performances, to books and business cards, these experimental actions diverge from the historic use of the soapbox as site for political address, to create a more intimate platform for exchange. the individual act of making will be shifted into the realm of the collective, drawing us towards a poetic activism. each piece will be documented and included in an independent publication at the end of the exhibition.

featuring: adam overton, austin thomas, caroline woolard, elana mann, emcee c.m., g doug barrett, gary schultz, huong ngo, las hermanas, lisa young, man bartlett, mary billyou, melanie manos, mimi cabell, naomi miller, nina horisaki-christens, sal randolph, seth weiner, shanti grumbine, sophie barbasch, steve roden, temporary services.

soapbox gallery
636 dean street
brooklyn, ny 11238
june 8 - 21, 2012