Body Printing Press, Midway Gallery, Featured Artist, San Francisco, CA Fall 2016
Performance integrating dance and painting in collaboration with live ink press technology.
For Alexa the performance is an opportunity to explore movement and the idea of the body as machine as she uses herself to portray the mechanisms of the press. Alexa elaborates:
“On one hand the body is already a machine. On the other hand machine is often viewed in juxtaposition to the body. This [performance] highlights both at once and perhaps dissolves that boundary. Machine as soft and organic. Body as precise and predictable. It's an exploration of boundary and the body relating to environment.“
Excerpt from the Midway Gallery