“The CPCH Staging Space at Laundromat Artwork House,” explains director Ron Sanchez, “is an exhibition of video, textual content, pictures, and digital parts that information the viewer right into a attainable future coping with the urgencies of at the moment by way of the voice of the fictional museum.”
Sanchez continues, defining the CPCH as a fictional museum that introduces the viewer to an ambiguous archiving course of, describing a future panorama of disruption and itinerancy inherited from present situations. With particular writing, manufacturing, and design methods, Sanchez says this undertaking presents itself as an establishment and intervenes in our lived actuality by way of its voice.
In keeping with Orlando-based interdisciplinary artist, author, and educator Leah Sandler, the CPCH is a conceptual undertaking that performs with the strains between truth and fiction.
“It presents viewers with speculations on attainable futures in a number of totally different types,” she explains. “It’s been proven as storefront window installations, guerrilla radio interventions, print publications, and exhibitions.”
Sandler considers herself an artist and a author who works throughout varied disciplines and media.
“I'm influenced by my locality in Florida and experiences I’ve had navigating insufficient public programs in a state dangerously weak to local weather change, with a visual wealth hole and impending housing crises in main cities,” she says.
By combining video, textual content, drawing, flags, and collaborative interdisciplinary initiatives, she creates parafictional worlds. These parafictions flesh out imagined establishments, histories, manifestos, and landscapes.
In its manifestos and methods, CPCH encourages the understanding of human historical past as a species historical past inside the geological timescale. One such fictional technique, “Embodied Archiving,” is a poetic description of an interconnected and entangled human physique functioning as an archival repository.
The undertaking was realized by way of collaborations between Sandler and a community of different creatives akin to designer Britta Seisums Davis, photographer Steve Gula, designer Casandra Hill, voice actor Wes Keeley, clothier Bethany Mikell, audio engineer/voice actor Jared Silvia, photographer and videographer Kyle Robert Smith, voice actor Genevieve Steele, and video editor Zach Trebino.
As an artist evolving within the coronary heart of capitalism, the multidisciplinary artist confesses that post-capitalism is a subject she approaches “with nice trepidation.” Sandler additionally holds “a hopeful recognition that we plant the seeds of the long run within the current, but additionally a realization of lots of the contradictions, ironies, and inescapable complicities of working as an artist within the thick of it.”
– Jonel Juste, ArtburstMiami.com
“The Heart for Submit-Capitalist Historical past.” On view by way of Might 5, at Laundromat Artwork House, 185 NE 59th St., Miami; laundromatartspace.com. Tuesday by way of Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday and Monday by appointment solely.