September 9th - November 4th, 2017
Curated by Kelly Sears
Featuring work by:
Mounia Akl / Christina Battle / Maha Maamoun / Lydia Moyer / Adam Sekuler / Adam Shecter
Opening Reception Saturday, September 9th from 6-9pm
Unsteady Ground is a show of moving image work that explores the precarious nature of home as a physical and psychic environment. This show initially grew out of consideration for Galveston's own proximity to instability, with seasonal weather and economic depressions. However, current global threats to the recognition of home, including oppressive regimes, border fortifications, environmental disasters, gentrification, settler colonialism, and surveillance states ultimately connects the work in this show. Through magical realism, science fiction, lyrical essays, digital abstraction, virtual reality, and choreographic interpretations, the artists in the show excavate the idea of home, community and unsteady ground. The works in this show interrogate what it means to witness a disaster, acknowledge grief, confront denial, registering historical paralysis, explore forgotten histories, aspire to hope, and demand visions of resistance.