BLISS (REALITY CHECK), 2017
mixed-media installationBLISS (REALITY CHECK) is a new performance work by Donna Huanca on view for the duration of Art Basel. Throughout the week, performers are directed to respond to the installation of Huanca’s corporal sculptures, subliminal sonic cues, and natural pigments. The work evolves as the sound progresses daily, the performers alternate, and the stage changes from each performance – leaving behind the traces of bodies and debris. Huanca works with the skin as a source of inspiration which represents layers and density. Stillness and tension between the performer and object are observed in this work. Sensory awareness, scent, and bass vibrations suspend visitors between both the roles of viewer and active performer. For Huanca, scent and sound function as markers for memory or reflective states.