Working with the themes of Move / Remove // Place / Displace, artist Shir Ende’s latest project examines the re-construction of space, challenging notions of homeliness by placing and displacing objects and inserting the body into the disrupted environment. Through video, photography and performative processes, interventions will be constructed to actively participate in the changes of the space, letting the architecture and the objects within it control the movement. Such interventions question the politics and poetics of the domestic space, the value of personal objects, and the body’s relationship to its environment.
Sponsorship by High Concept Labs, the Borderbend Arts Collective, and the Carlos and Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery will allow studio space for Ende to experiment with the ways in which the body occupies, modifies and creates a space and how the architecture allows the documentation of the movement in space to occur, both in video and photographs. She will also exhibit her work in progress and document the processes.
Artist Shir Ende’s work often engages in a conversation with people, objects and spaces as an attempt to intervene, adapt and negotiate between her presence and its surroundings. She was born in Israel, relocated to China and currently resides in Chicago. Through video, photography and performative processes, she investigates how one can adapt to a place by the study of one’s surroundings, how the body occupies space, and one’s own displacement from an environment.
In her work, she constructs and confronts limitations that allow her and the participants to engage with the surroundings and each other. Through her work, she questions the politics and poetics of the domestic space, the value of personal objects and the body’s relationship to its environment. Ende received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015.