This spring, students in the Youth Insights Artists program worked with Biennial artist Aki Sasamoto in an exploration of performance, sculpture, installation art, and video, all of which she incorporated into her work for 2010, Strange Attractors.
Aki encouraged the teens to experiment with authentic movement—a practice that focuses on the body and motions responding to subconscious impulses—and authentic sculpture, in which the artist attempts to demonstrate an empathetic understanding of objects we interact with every day.
Drawing on what they learned from Aki and by studying other seminal performance artists, the YI Artists each developed their own "Authenticity" projects. They incorporated a variety of performance techniques and diverse media, from video to collage to paper-mâché. Each student used their own personal experiences and inquiries to guide their artistic process and journey.