OPHELIA is an architectural live performance and video sculpture that invites the audience to re-imagine Ophelia as rebel meme for climate change and emotional power. Focusing on the human destruction of the biosphere, OPHELIA invokes historical icons Ophelia (John Everett Millais, 1852), Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Jeff Koons, 1985), and The Werld (Daniil Kharms, 1939)—merging body, art, science, and technology to parallel relationships between the Anthropocene age and gender inequality, speaking to the democratizing power of the meme. Floating in a salt-water solution in a life-size stainless steel sarcophagus, wearing a breathing mask and Ophelia’s dress, the artist Nadja Verena Marcin will quote text from Daniil Kharms’ "The Werld" about our limited human subjective perception. The image of a nineteenth-century Ophelia, supported via a breathing mask and reconfigured within a technologically constructed reality, becomes a metaphor for our current state of existence in the Anthropocene Period.
Event Address: 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA 94107Contact: 646.580.6626 or info@AKArt.com
**The performance starts at 4:15pm sharp in the Minnesota Street Project Atrium**