DROP IN | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Led by Marisa Morán Jahn, Rafi Segal, Caroline Garcia, Rachael Harris, Amy Rosenblum Martín, Sonia Colunga
41 COOPER SQUARE, LOWER LEVEL 1, 41 GALLERY
Note: No advance registration required, drop-in anytime between 11 am – 4 pm.
Half space pod, half ancient temple, Snatchural Chapel is a performative installation of Marisa Morán Jahn’s Snatchural History of Copper project, which invokes wonder about ancient and contemporary copper-based reproductive technology. Jahn’s work questions who has the right to exert control over bodies and land. The first metal mined across the world, copper is used widely in tools, anti-bacterials, medicine, household fixtures, lightning rods, and reproductive technology. Copper is now coterminous with human civilization, and living with(in) us. Encounter Aphrodite—the Greek goddess of love and copper—and engage in conversations about women-centered reproductive technologies, like the copper IUD that’s in the snatch of 170 million women across the world.
Additional collaborators on the Snatchural Chapel include Amy Rosenblum Martín, independent curator and educator at the Guggenheim; Rachael Harris, production manager and multi disciplinary technician; Alix Lambert, artist and filmmaker; Krista Intranuovo, costume designer; and Sonia Colunga, intern and MFA candidate in Design and Technology at Parsons/The New School.
Marisa Morán Jahn’s artworks redistribute power, “exemplifying the possibilities of art as social practice” (Artforum) and have engaged millions through worker centers, the New Museum, PBS, and Univision. Of Chinese and Ecuadorian descent, Jahn has received awards from Creative Capital, Tribeca, Sundance, and Obama’s White House; founded Studio REV-; and teaches at MIT, Columbia, and The New School. Key works include CareForce, NannyVan, Bibliobandido, Video Slink Uganda, and most recently, Snatchural History of Copper.
Rafi Segal is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at MIT whose built designs in Rwanda, Israel, and the U.S. examine urban-scale collectivity.
Caroline Garcia is a culturally promiscuous, interdisciplinary artist who works across live performance and video through a hybridized aesthetic of cross-cultural dance, ritual practice, new media, and the sampling of popular culture and colonial imagery.