SACRED & PROFANE LOVE MACHINES

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

SACRED & PROFANE LOVE MACHINES
An exhibition of works by Leah Gordon
Curated by Pedro Lasch

On view: October 20th - December 11th, 2022
Sunday October 23rd, 2-4pm | Reception & Conversation with the Artist

London-based artist Leah Gordon is internationally renowned for her photographs and publications on Haiti, her decades long collaboration with the group Atis Rezistans, and her role as co-founder of Gheto Biennale in Port-Au-Prince. Of equal importance are her deep explorations of class politics, anarchist thought, architecture, and the paradoxical relationship between magic and modernity. Sacred & Profane Love Machines is dedicated to these latter concerns, connecting two distinct bodies of work entitled Reciprocity Failure and Duvalierville / The Black Dog of Civic Space, both exhibited for the first time in the United States. Alongside these projects we are pleased to exhibit a work in progress, Monument to the Vanquished, exploring the legacy of dispossession and historical relevance of the Enclosures Act. This work currently comprises of intricately hand-tinted photographs which invoke a sense of the uncanny and speak to a more Pagan and magical relationship to the land.

Presented by Power Plant Gallery and FHI Social Practice Lab.  Co-sponsored by the Duke AAHVS Visiting Artists Series, Dean of Humanities, and Durham Click Festival. Pedro Lasch is a Research Professor of Art, Art, History & Visual Studies at Duke University.

Event Speaker: 
Leah Gordon
Event Location: 
American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant: Power Plant Gallery
Event Contact: 
Kelly, Caitlin
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Event Contact Phone: 
660-3622
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Event Co-Sponsors: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies,Center for Documentary Studies (CDS),Cinematic Arts,Dean of Humanities,Duke Arts,Forum for Scholars and Publics,Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI),Humanities Labs@FHI,Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary...