“Questions without answers must be asked very slowly.”* Quotidian violence can be classified by its invisibility. The daily is perceived so often that one stops perceiving it. Thus, that particular kind of unspectacular suffering that is the felt experience of larger common systems of power is, by very definition, invisible. Often to both those who benefit and those who are oppressed by it. These systems of common coercion become visible at moments of rupture.
The artist will present a collection of simple line drawings, made in a previous private performance in seclusion on a period of several days.
*quote from Anne Michael’s Fugitive Pieces
Adriana Disman is a performance art maker, thinker, and organizer originally from Toronto. Since 2010, her solo work has been presented in numerous festivals and galleries across Canada, the United States, Europe, and India. Her practice searches for minor modes of resistance as she seeks liberation – an interdependent and as yet unimagined state – through refusing to adhere to the logic of power. Often engaging with self-wounding, her work is minimal, poetic, and intense. Disman’s theoretical writing on performance can be found in both academic and arts publications. In 2018, she begins a PhD writing about self-wounding performance at Queen Mary University of London, UK.