“CorpoREacción” is an ironic and surreal interpretation of the body and consists of recent work: outrageous body extensions, un/wearables, and playful performative pieces with a political message which aim to achieve changes in our sensory experience and challenge the gender stereotypes. The pieces embrace and juxtapose opposing elements such as domesticity and sexual unruliness.
Spin-off collaborative projects featuring the “CorpoREacción” pieces include exhibitions, fashion shows, the mixed-media publication “Impure” and the sci-fi photo-novel “Transexpace” to be released in spring/summer 2016.
The collection is comprised of various sections: Experiments in Flexible Structures; Remembrance and Remains; Body Politics; Breast Matters; Hairy Pieces; Performance. Most of the pieces are “ready-made assisted,” made out of everyday household objects, sponges and hair rollers combined with textiles, dolls eyes and human hair.
A selecition of pieces were shown in the Corporeacción Fashion Show“Memento Mori: Remembrance and Remains” at the opening night party of the Cabanyal Intim Festival, in the Fábrica de Hielo, Valencia on 5th may 2016 with the performers Graham Bell Tornado, Jose Ramón Alarcón, Jennifer Picken, Eva Pez, Liz Dust, Mad Vicious and special appearances by Isabel Caballero and the photographer Toni Cordero.
The show was a modern Vanitas, representing the emptiness of all mortal things and the inevitability of death.
Fotos/Photos: Lori Land & Merche Medina
The solo exhibition “CorpoREacción” was part of the international contemporary jewellery event Melting Point València. Joieria Contemporània 2014.
Some of the pieces were only presented in photographic format, including photographs by Toni Cordero in collaboration with the artists Jennifer Picken and Graham Bell Tornado, and other pieces were shown in action in the “Performance: CorpoREactive Show”.
(Poster and Photo: Toni Cordero with Jennifer Picken)
The show was full of surprises and counted with the special participation of MC Msieur Demodé (Doctor in Pataphysics), Jennifer Picken (Face of the Year of CorpoREacción), Graham Bell Tornado (B-Side of C.RE.A/Shaman Travestí), Eva Pez (Aphrodite Shibarita) and Rampova Kabaret (Performer Anar-Queer).
A video and trailer of the show “Pasarela CorpoREactiva” has been produced by Ana Wika and will be shown in the Russafart Festival 2016.
For more information:
Melting Point: http://meltingpoint2014.wordpress.com/exposiciones/
Toni Cordero: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonicordero/sets/
Jennifer Picken: http://prefixpoly.com/
Graham Bell Tornado: www.grahambelltornado.com/