sophiawallace:

The world on my shoulders, after the first ever #ClitRodeo.  
It was an incredible, terrifying, redemptive night with the clit soaring to heights I never imagined.  
The ‪#‎SolidGoldClit‬ started on a spring, only to be liberated from its post by the first competitor on Saturday. Some left the #ClitRodeo, many more took their places in the competition. The audience stayed. In a heroic ride I will never forget, Elisa Ghs lifted the #SolidGoldClit like a phoenix from the ash. She showed that the true state of the clit is freedom.  Spring or no spring, the clit rides on. 
Photo: Lily Roggemann 

sophiawallace:

The world on my shoulders, after the first ever #ClitRodeo.  

It was an incredible, terrifying, redemptive night with the clit soaring to heights I never imagined.  

The ‪#‎SolidGoldClit‬ started on a spring, only to be liberated from its post by the first competitor on Saturday. Some left the #ClitRodeo, many more took their places in the competition. The audience stayed. In a heroic ride I will never forget, Elisa Ghs lifted the #SolidGoldClit like a phoenix from the ash. She showed that the true state of the clit is freedom.  

Spring or no spring, the clit rides on. 

Photo: Lily Roggemann 

sophiawallace:

Wassaic Artist Residency Collaboration
CLIT RODEO
SOPHIA WALLACE + KENNETH THOMAS

LUTHER BARN FIELD

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 9PM-10PM

Clit Eastwood and The Clit Bandit will hold the world’s first Clit Rodeo!  Summer 2013 Wassaic Artist Residents Kenneth Thomas and Sophia Wallace will debut a three-dimensional, anatomically correct, ride-able clit within a large scale installation of CLITERACY text, images, neon and more. Riders will compete for prizes using only their knowledge of the cliteracy.


See more at: http://wassaicproject.org/festivalart/#sthash.cVCeR75J.dpuf

VAMPIRE SONG
Rob Andrews and Rishika Mehrishi 
Curated and Presented by Esther Neff and the Panoply Performance Lab
Goodbye Blue Monday
E:MF4 (experimental music festival)
Brooklyn NY

Collapsing time in Search of the Miraculous: Vampire Song

Vampire Song is the second piece in the collaboration between Rishika Mehrishi and Rob Andrews. Their work together is about time and distance and the impossible veil between senses and void.

We have stretched ourselves to consider what is outside of time. That time is the great contingency. The slow knife. The shield. That time is a condition. A taunt. A sickness.

There are blinking lights.

These vampires want the void, and even though it is an extinct language, they seek each other and take from each other and lean on each other’s cold deathless shapes. The void is the taint-the word that they hiss without sound. They sit on the bench to pause on the infinite, wrapped in a cold, architecturally illimitable dependence.

Here is the project that I showed in-progress at my Open Studio for Go Brooklyn Art. 

CLITERACY, 100 Natural Laws © Sophia Wallace 2012. Currently on view at Dumbo Art Center, details below. 

CLITERACY, 100 Natural Laws is mixed media project that explores a paradox;  the global obsession with sexualizing female bodies in a world that is illiterate when it comes to female sexuality. CLITERACY is a new way of talking about citizenship, sexuality, human rights, and bodies. The project reveals the – phallic as neutral – bias in science, law, philosophy, politics, mainstream and even feminist discussion, and the art world - which is so saturated with the female body as subject. Using text as form, CLITERACY explores the construction of female sexual bodies as passive vehicles of reception defined by lack. It confronts a false body of knowledge by scientists who have resisted the idea of a unique, autonomous female body and rather studied what confirmed their assumption that women’s anatomy was the inverse of male anatomy, and that reproduction was worthy of study, while female sexuality was most certainly not. In the last ten years there have been tremendous scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of the clitoris. The clitoris is exponentially larger and more complex than commonly thought. What we think of as the clitoris, is only the tip of the iceberg.  While this discovery is shocking in it’s late arrival, the problem of global ILLCITERACY is a salient allegory into the bigger problem of a female body, both cis and trans female, constructed by men, with false information, the goal of control and a culture that defines femaleness as inferior and female sexual organs as taboo. CLITERACY builds upon my photographic practice and ongoing exploration of how power shapes knowledge, often through use of the visual, for the purpose of social control. 

CLITERACY
is monumental in scope and scale with 100 Natural Laws that span 10 by 13 feet and a 6 foot neon piece suspended from the ceiling.  CLITERACY, 100 Natural Laws was completed during my Van Lier Fellowship in the Art Law Residency

CLITERACY 100 Natural Laws Scenes a Faire Art & Law Residency Exhibition
On View: Oct. 5-21 at Dumbo Art Center
Artist Talk: Sophia Wallace Oct. 16, 7-8:30pm at Dumbo Art Center 
111 Front Street, Suite 212, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel 718-694-0831  Email gallery@dumboartscenter.org
Gallery Hours: 12 - 6pm Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 5PM Sunday

Info & Press Photos: 
CLITERACY 100 Natural Laws 
Sophia Wallace’s Studio:  studio( )sophiawallace.com 

Vampire stuck in time Vampire not stuck in time. 2012. Rob Andrews. http://www.andrewsautomatic.com

Vampire stuck in time Vampire not stuck in time. 2012. Rob Andrews. http://www.andrewsautomatic.com

The gulls move seaward very quietly. Rob Andrews. Spray enamel, ink. 2012. http://www.andrewsautomatic.com

The gulls move seaward very quietly. Rob Andrews. Spray enamel, ink. 2012. http://www.andrewsautomatic.com