FlucT
Is it God or am I Dog?

March 23 - May 6, 2018

'is it god or am i dog?' is a multimedia exhibition by perfomance duo FlucT (Sigrid Lauren and Monica Mirabile), featuring original narrative soundscapes and dance choreography displayed across multiple video sculptures. FlucT's physically and sonically aggressive performances often explore explicit and implicit social control, the performance of identity, and widespread psychosis in American culture.

Click here for images from the exhibition.

See coverage from The New York Times, Cultured Magazine, and Artspace.

SISSY JOKER'S PERF CURL

a performance by

FlucT

Friday, May 4th | 8pm

Fin Simonetti
Pastoral Emergency

March 23 - May 6, 2018

SIGNAL is pleased to present Pastoral Emergency, an exhibition of new works on paper by Fin Simonetti.

Central to the show is a series of new drawings, each of which are titled "Hearth." Taking its root from the Latin word "focus," in early photography "hearth" meant the burning point on the lens; the hot point of convergence between the made-image and the visual world. Later, "hearth" was adopted to describe the central zone of heat in a house. The phrase "hearth and home" came to represent the convergence of family values and domestic life -- warm and protected within residential walls. In Simonetti's new series, isolated figures and objects are collapsed nearly to their threshold, leaving dark cavities in negative space.

In addition to the Hearth series, the eponymous drawing "Pastoral Emergency" is a continuation of Simonetti's Dooms series, which cull the iconography of Last Judgement paintings (a historical genre referred to as "Doom paintings"). Again, Simonetti is drawn to the use of coded imagery as a tool to disseminate moral narratives. In the world of Simonetti's drawings, reality and violence are officiated by fantasy. The response to crisis is not engagement and mediation, but further withdrawal into magical thinking.

Click here for images from the exhibition.

See coverage from The New York Times, where Simonetti's drawings are described as "a technical tour de force."