h/S: JONATHAN GONZÁLEZ
Sb Fuller in collaboration with Jonathan González
Curated by Tony Jackson
October 12th - November 9th
As the most recent iteration of h/S, an ongoing series of embedded collaborative gestures set within a thin self-illuminated glass tank, this work now reappears at CICCIO as artist Sb Fuller presents h/S: JONATHAN GONZÁLEZ. Within the framework of this ongoing project, González presents a commissioned choreographic work in the form of an osmotic volume of blood held over the reach of a continuous wave. Choreographing the variable containment and dispersal of their own blood, González performs “the hold”.
With one work exhibiting another, these works depend on an embeddedness symptomatic of a relationship they might describe. Dependent upon this friction as a point of departure, an essay produced concurrently with the exhibition and co-written by the artists in part sources texts of González own press, exhibition, and publication record into reworked abstractions on authorship, attention, cannibalism, embodiment, reflex, and responsibility.
First introduced in a lecture as part of Gordon Hall’s Center for Experimental Lectures series at Storm King and again presented last Summer at Situations Gallery, the work in space, the text available within the exhibition, and the production of documentation itself at the generative end of a growing archive evince an unyielding inquiry into positions around rightful representation, collectively figuring, if nothing else, a special entanglement.
Jonathan González is an artist working at the intersections of performance, text, sculpture, and other time-based media from Queens, New York. Their recent works include Lucifer Landing premiered at Abrons Arts Center and MoMA PS1, Maroonage: Elaborations on Performance, the Stage, and Staying Alive published for Contact Quarterly, and Working on Water at Columbia GSAPP in collaboration with Mario Gooden. Previously, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - Workspace Resident, Maggie Allesse Choreographic Center Fellow, and performer with artists such as Tania Bruguera, Ligia Lewis, and WU Tsang.
Sb Fuller is an artist and writer working in sculpture and image documentation to access the means by which documentation and citation exacerbate emergencies of transparency and loss. A student of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Fuller’s work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art Library, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Yale Haas Arts Library, and The Museum Ludwig. Fuller currently manages mobile collaborative exhibition space, h/S.