Currently on view at Queer Thoughts, Chicago is “SCRYING THREATS” by Donna Huanca. For the exhibition Huanca created a new installation using memory based symbols from her teenage years spent in South Side Chicago. The exhibition flyer is taken from a photograph of a day-time party Huanca skipped class to attend.
While delving into one of the most primordial and complex systems of communication, that of clothing, Huanca conveys distinctive and precise observations on the function of the garment, as an ever evolving manner of language production and a traditional form of cultural transmission.
“Scrying” is most commonly done with a crystal ball, involving a self-induced trance. It may also be performed using any smooth surface, such as a bowl of liquid, a pond, or a crystal. The visions that come when one stares into the media are thought to come from one’s subconscious and imagination.
“SCRYING THREATS” is on view through October 27th.
For more information on the exhibition visit Queer Thoughts, Chicago.
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