Miami-Dutch presented solo exhibition Traffic in the Square at Club Pro Los Angeles, which opened November 4 and is running to December 9.
The collaborative artist group (who reside across New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles and is comprised of Lauren Elder, Brian Khek, André Lenox, Evan Lenox, and Micah Schippa) presented a multimedia installation exploring the concept of coping, and the practice of myth-making in this process. The title alludes to mass gatherings, both as a site of protest, unrest as well as coming together.
Large gates suspended from the ceiling are “adorned with padlocks, flowers, and other found objects.” A performative video, produced in collaboration with with choreographer Christopher Argodale, re-interprets the Wagah border ceremony of India and Pakistan. It plays out between the movement of two bodies, two swords welded into one, a duffel bag memorialised through resin, and a banner of found shoes: looking at different practices of identity formation, the show addresses “politics of belonging, borders, boundaries, and territorial constructs.”**
Miami-Dutch’sTraffic in the Square at Club Pro Los Angeles opened November 4 and is running to December 9, 2017.