Project Description

Nothing to You (TBA:15)

Artist: MPA  | Curator: Chiara Giovando
September 12th, 2015 – September 18th, 2015

“I do not believe that this performance will put people into a transcendental state. We would need much more time together to accomplish this. So, what to do in the meantime?” – MPA

Nothing to You is a temporary site-specific installation that will act as a frame for an encounter. MPA will direct an action that tours the perimeters of thoughtful collision between bodies, objects and sound within the space. Here, speakers mature into characters, and bodies regress into objects, calling into question the notion of subject during approximately 45 minutes of provocative and attentive collapse.

MPA promotes the body as a paradoxical site tethered to the social and political exchanges that distinguish a space. Enriched by ritual and contradiction, her performances and installations depict power as an embodiment of these relations. Her works have been seen in the U.S. and abroad at venues including the Swiss Institute, the Whitney Museum of American Art, LACE, the Stedelijk Museum, and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Oaxaca. A frequent collaborator, MPA is a visible muse in many works by contemporary photographers, painters, and performers. After receiving a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant in 2013, MPA relocated from NYC to 29 Palms, CA to research somatic practices.



September 12–18


(Closed September 14)


September 12

Doors at 6pm



Free and open to the public