The Interior Beauty Salon and The Leslie-Lohman Museum
A project by Arantxa Araujo
In collaboration with Gabriel Chakarji, Vicios Ocultos and Mariana Uribe
Could fully-immersing ourselves into an audiovisual experience expand our consciousness?
Join Arantxa Araujo (@ArantxaAraujo) and collaborators for a participatory performance culminating a 28-day journey live-streamed through Zoom and YouTube to find out!
Araujo's project, LUX launched on FEB 1 with the release of one audiovisual meditation per day for 28 days. The project “invites us to show up and immerse ourselves in an audiovisual oasis of consciousness, and to allow visualization and meditation to expand our awareness and to dissolve any duality between subject/object.”
LUX merges meditative practices, scientific research, experiential technologies, and aesthetics. The series is hosted by The Interior Beauty Salon (@interiorbeautysalon) in the Bronx, NY.
The performance will be followed by a live conversation with the artists about their collective experience including Arantxa Araujo, Gabriel Chakarji (@gchakarji), Mariana Uribe (@marianette), Anna Costa e Silva (@annacostaesilva), Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo (@interiorbeautysalon) with @ocultosvicios and @mnqblom.
Arantxa Araujo is a Mexican artist with a background in neuroscience. Her work is essentially multidisciplinary, feminist, and rooted in bio-behavioral research and technology. Explorations of gender constructions,
performativity and identity, and the politics of migration are seen and experienced in her installations, which often include new media, video, sound, photography, mapping, light, and performance. Her work has been shown in the Brooklyn Museum (Radical Women in Latin American Art), Chashama Space to Present, Grace Exhibition Space, Glasshouse Gallery, The Queens Museum, Panoply Lab, Art in Odd Places in NYC;, and many other venues. Araujo was a 2019-2020 Leslie-Lohman Museum Artist Fellow.