(Photo © Ian Douglas) Bouquet examines authorship by questioning what gets carried into Valencia's work through the modes of proximity, relation and alliance. This process seeks to manipulate perceptions of life and its collaborators. Bouquet is sourced from various popular and cultural alliances and this particular ensemble of sources builds a choral surround of references.
(Photo © Paula Court) Niall Jones’ work tends to the blurred (minor) field of material and hallucinatory presences, moving toward indeterminacy, excess and dissonance produced and destroyed in temporal situations and poetic structures. Niall Jones continually works toward the minor as a study in the unsteady and persistent arrangements of self and not-self, in-betweenness, affective proximities, intangible entanglements and practices that construct an elsewhere.
Whether rhythmically rearranging items or jerkily ambulating, Ms. Valencia moves with a vivid efficiency: solid, assured. Her dancing seems almost as tangible as the objects around her, as if it, too, could be bundled up and carried.