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Almanac 2016: Yana Clark (Santa Cruz, US)

Almanac 2016: Yana Clark (Santa Cruz, US)

Self RefleXion – Body of Light
Self RefleXion (2010) is a body installation made of mirrors, an outcome of art as an expression for existential questions as well as the investigation of the frontiers of mind, body, space and time. Its vision happened as a result of daily meditation and the interrelation between the mind and light. The presentations and projects for installations intersect art with diverse areas with the intent to co-create experiences that can expand perceptions of reality, and our relation with the present, the ethereal and infinite. As a proposer I integrate art with elements of nature, psychology, philosophy, architecture, as well as the physical properties of light and sound, determined to expand the presence in the moment. Self RefleXion is presented to the participants as interactive performances, happenings, propositions, photographs, video art, and installation. Most recently I presented Self RefleXion at a solo art exhibit at Portal Arts Gallery in Santa Cruz.

Production History:
Portal Arts Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA; Solo Utopia, Santa Cruz, CA; Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Abundance of Magic Party, Los Angeles, CA; Frequency 432Hz Art Festival, Joshua Tree, CA; Hudson/Linc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Majahuitas Hotel, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Nebula Art Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA; UFMG Art Gallery, MG, Brazil;


Artistic Statement:
I am a multi-media artist born and raised in an environmental preservation in Southeast Brazil. In 2011 I received my B.F.A. in Sculpture at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Recently I’ve relocated from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz. My work has been evolving through multiple media platforms including performance, happenings, propositions, photography, video art, and installation as a form of investigation of the mental nature of the body and its relation to light, time, and space. The performance work resulted in my understanding as a “propositor” to participants, as well as in a series of mesmerizing site-specific photographs and video art. This is an outcome of collaborations with other professionals, especially with my husband Lucas Bonetti, a photographer and cinematographer. My inspiration for art comes from our complex human nature. I am interested in the artistic expression of our existential questions and the investigation of the frontiers of mind, body, space, and time. With propositions and images, I intend to inspire and invite participants to have a direct experience of new reflections.






Photo by: Greg Heller

This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2016, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2014/2015 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of next year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2017, you can join the project here. 


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