ISCP Talk
September 8, 2015

Workshop: Torma-Making with Geshe Tashi Dorje and Saskia Janssen

In conjunction with Saskia Janssen: Everything Is One, Tibetan Buddhist monk Geshe Tashi Dorje will lead a torma-making workshop. Tormas are traditional dough sculptures made by practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, as ephemeral objects made for ritual practice. They are precisely created and then placed outdoors and often eaten by animals, symbolizing impermanence and transition. The main mental practice of tormas is to let go of attachment and to remove obstacles.

Geshe Tashi Dorje – who will lead the workshop – was born in Nepal and is the main ritual master of the Tibetan Community in New York.

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ISCP Talk
August 18, 2015

Salon: Kristina Matousch and Tori Wrånes

During her one year residency at ISCP, Kristina Matousch has explored how common situations and simple objects in her everyday life have the potential to carry new meaning and tell another story. She will speak about the process behind her latest works made in New York, and how the physicality of the city has influenced her practice. Matousch continually returns to the fact that humans are soft biological material and vulnerable compared to everything surrounding them.

Tori Wrånes works mainly with performance, combining voice and sculpture as point of departure. Her use of sounds, costumes, props, architecture and sculptures deform her appearance and creates new dreamlike constellations. During the Salon, she will show extracts from her latest works produced over the last year in New York during her ISCP residency.

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ISCP Talk
August 4, 2015

Salon: Isa Ho and Roger Mortimer

Isa Ho will present VT Artsalon, an artist-run space established in Taipei in 2006 that stimulates Taiwanese contemporary art and fosters international exchange. Ho became Director of VT in March 2015 for a two-year period, and leads VT’s residencies, exhibitions and publishing initiatives.

Roger Mortimer will speak about his recent paintings that depict specific coastlines in New Zealand denuded of almost all remnants of natural flora. In these absences, he renders images from Christian mythology. His accurate cartographic maps employ symbols and visual devices alongside vignettes from medieval manuscripts, generating a new kind of cosmology. Currently, he is working with imagery from a fifteenth century illuminated manuscript of Dante’s epic poem “The Divine Comedy”.

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