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Soledad Muñoz Fiegehen
AGAIN THE SEARCH, ANOTHER DISAPPOINTMENT
*BOOK RELEASE*BOOK RELEASE*BOOK RELEASE*
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6 pm - 10 pm
Mother Foucault's Bookshop
523 SE Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97214
Soledad Muñoz Fiegehen, Desaparecido (detail), 2014, woven cotton textile.
RECESS is pleased to present the first publication in our Moving Out series, Again the search, Another Disappointment: a translation work by Soledad Muñoz Fiegehen. This publication presents a poem by celebrated Chilean writer and activist Pedro Lemebel, with an introduction by SINELISMO. Produced in-house by RECESS, the book contains text in English and Spanish, accompanied by images of Muñoz’s weaving Desaparecido.
To mark the release of Again the search, Another Disappointment, RECESS and Mother Foucault’s Bookshop are hosting a reception with books available for sale, accompanied by a reading of the text and a musical performance by Soledad Muñoz Fiegehen and Jaymes Bowman (Young Braised).
Again the search, Another disappointment: a translation work by Soledad Muñoz Fiegehen uses translation as a means to recover the voice of Chilean writer and artist Pedro Lemebel. Lemebel's books, literary chronicles, and performance art narrated the story of the minoritized in Chile’s social strata from the era of military dictatorship to the present day. By extending Lemebel’s works into English speaking communities, Again the search, Another disappointment rescues the gesture of a muted society so that a better understanding of Chilean history flourishes in the hands of younger generations. It is Muñoz’ hope that this can develop a progressive notion of the common and community.
Pedro Lemebel (1952 – 2015) was a Chilean artist, writer, queer activist and political figure. Through humour and openness, the work of Pedro Lemebel has served as an eyewitness to the Chilean "Guachacas" (colloquialism for the popular strata), telling the stories of those who lost their voices and lives to the hands of terror and discrimination.
Soledad Muñoz is an interdisciplinary artist born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Rancagua, Chile. Currently based in Vancouver, her work seeks to explore the analogy between the ever-changing social spaces we inhabit and the inter-connectivity materialized in the woven structure. While still living in Chile, she studied Film Arts at Universidad de Artes y Ciencias Sociales (ARCIS). After returning to Canada she completed the Textile Arts Program at Capilano University and earned a BFA at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In 2014, she founded Genero, an audio project which focuses on distribution and greater representation for women working in the sound realm. Soledad was the recipient of The City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Craft and Design and The Emily Carr President’s Media Award – Installation/Interactive Media.
After losing our headquarters in 2014, RECESS began to explore the effects of rising rental and real estate costs on arts workers in major cities along the West Coast of US and Canada, as well as how the resulting nomadic lifestyles and dispersed communities shape artistic production.
With Moving Out, we intend to foster a new sense of regional identity by showcasing artists and projects that respond to these conditions both directly and indirectly. We also hope to build a model for what a curatorial program might look like in times of growing economic precarity and a lack of fixed resources.
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Thank you... Precipice Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti