ISCP TalkOctober 11, 2016, 6:30–8pm
Salon: Raque Ford and Visesio Siasau
Raque Ford will present the work featured in her current ISCP solo exhibition Yours Truly, Georgia Brown. This installation is based on a series of letters telling the story of the character Georgia Brown, who was originally portrayed as a temptress in the 1940s film and Broadway musical, Cabin in the Sky. Brown sold her soul to the Devil in this tale, and Ford incorporated the short letters into a zine, paintings, and laser-cut plastic sheets, illustrating Brown’s words of loneliness, regret, and desire.
Visesio Siasau will articulate the inner patterns of a person taking a Tongan epistemological hermeneutic approach to life, and will discuss this in relation to semantics, semiotics, theory, and knowledge. His recent work–geometric minimalist black on black paintings–portray cosmic vibration. This work aims to trigger simultaneous connections between the mind and heart. Siasau is also interested in the ways that Mark Rothko, Marcel Duchamp and other artists have explored such ancient systems to open up multidimensional interpretations of creativity.