If you frequented the Second Saturday gallery openings on St. Claude Avenue during the last three months, you might have been captured on a Posing Process camera installed at Antenna, The Front, or Good Children Gallery.
Posing Process is a project that was initiated on the occasion of Spaces: Antenna, the Front, Good Children Gallery, an exhibition on view at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), New Orleans from February 25 – June 10, 2012.
Posing Process started as a symbolic office: a desk was installed in the CAC’s gallery with a promise that, working behind the desk during the course of Spaces, a new multi-media installation would be devised reflecting on collaboration, mutuality, and the energy that is generated through collective action. Though the project abandoned its post in the CAC’s gallery in March, it continued to develop, organizing Flash Mobs for gallery-goers and recording security camera footage at gallery openings.
Delivering on the initial promise to mark the closing of the Spaces, Posing Process is staging a large-scale, three-channel video installation in the Freeport-McMoRan Theater at the CAC. The installation will feature security camera footage of Flash Mob choreographies, an audio mash up of interview sound bites and an installation environment in a state of flux. The theater will be open to the public for three days and used as a project space: the installation process will be exposed, the space will be reconfigured and its content modified, featuring guest appearances by Posing Process friends and collaborators.
Posing Process was initiated by artist Lala Raščić in cooperation with Sophie T. Lvoff and has grown to include a wide web of collaborators, including all those who generously participated in the Flash Mob Posing Process actions and those who hosted them; those who took the time to be interviewed; those who waited patiently to be filmed; and those who helped to make the project come together. In particular: galleries The Front, Antenna, and their members—especially Angela Driscoll, Yuka Petz, Alex Podesta, Robin Atkinson, Kyle Bravo, Robin Levy, Natalie McLaurin, Robin Levy, Brooke Pickett, Bob Snead and Jonathan Traviesa; Ricardo Barba; Thomasine Baker; Lindsay Barfield; Angela Berry; Erik Bookhardt; John Clark; Djogo De Lima; Alison Girod; Chard Gonzalez; Amy Mackie; Bethany Rogers; the Metropolitan Church Choir; Jay Weigel; and of course, as always, Good Children Gallery. The list of collaborators goes on and will expand before the end of the Posing Process on June 10, 2012.