MATERIAL GIRLS is pleased to present their fourth exhibition, xoxo, at the Museum of Human Achievement. For xoxo, each of the six members of MATERIAL GIRLS invited another artist to participate by creating her own interpretation of a vessel. Characterized by its function, a vessel simultaneously defines and is defined by its contents. As a reciprocal object, the vessel is always understood in relation— t he space inside an empty vessel as a site of potential energy. The act of making a vessel is an opportunity to draw, define, and describe our own boundaries.
In a similar vein, the gesture of a hand tracing the surface of a leaf, a window pane, a warm orange, a soft cheek all describe boundaries and attempt a tactile understanding. In addition to making vessels, all twelve artists shared short videos with each other, accumulating many moments of touch and movement in response to one another by mirroring small gestures. This visual, long-distance version of “Telephone”, the listening game, served as a way of connecting in a more tangible, intimate, and tactile way across distance. These videos were then compiled and edited together, creating the collaborative multi-channel video installation Same. Click here for more information.