Molly's Mandrake Market
Help us send Molly to Germany for B->LA Connect!
Sunday, May 26th, 2-6pm
As part of the art exchange B-LA connect, Adjunct Postitions is excited to be sending Molly Shea to Berlin to represent us and exhibit at our partner gallery Horse and Pony.
In anticipation of this exhibition in Berlin, Molly will be selling her strange assortment of ceramics including mugs made of her face pressing, chia pets, bowls, snake necklaces and more. She will also be reading tarot throughout the day. Come sunset, Molly will do a dramatic reading as the mandrake witch. There will be a mulled wine ceremony where guests may drink cursed mandrake juice and potentially smoke from one of her mandrake children.
More about Molly's show at Horse and Pony:
Molly Jo Shea, an artist and performer living in Los Angeles, is creating a body of work surrounding the terrifying folklore of the Mandrake Root for her show at Horse and Pony Gallery in Berlin.
Deemed the first genetic engineering horror story, the mandrake (or Alraune), history is more relevant now than ever, since news that the first human children have been CRISPR edited.
In an immersive performance at the Berlin gallery, Molly will be using special effects makeup to transform into the role of the witch-like creature who creates the Alraune. Also travelling with her to Berlin will be her brood of root-like ceramics to be unearthed, feared, and smoked from.
About B-LA Connect:
Over the next two years an exhibition and exchange project will take place between artist/curator run project spaces and collectives from Berlin and Los Angeles.
In June 2019, 20 art spaces from Los Angeles will exhibit in 22 art spaces from Berlin. The interdisciplinary program includes art exhibitions, film screenings, performances, talks, and more. The following year, in 2020, the Berlin art spaces will travel to LA for a return visit.
B-LA CONNECT is an international cultural exchange bringing together members of different art spheres and scenes from both cities. New opportunities for interacting and connecting with each other are created and extended inside and between the two cities.
B-LA CONNECT seeks to advance the cultural partnership between Berlin and Los Angeles. B-LA CONNECT wants to celebrate urban diversity, show presence and stand against reactionary forces. Berlin and Los Angeles share the urban self-image of being the world in small, a place of cultural diversity and individual freedom. In light of the rising authoritarian and regressive currents worldwide the two cities stand for a liberal and cosmopolitan openness.
B-LA CONNECT wants to build bridges where others erect walls.
Concept, Direction, Coordination Berlin:
Daniel Wiesenfeld (HilbertRaum)
Co-Direction, Coordination LA:
Carl Baratta (Tiger Strikes Asteroid)
Max Presneill (Durden and Ray, Torrance Art Museum)