Freezes are a category of moves in break dancing that demonstrate the control and strength of the dancer. The moves are called freezes because the dancer aims is to be frozen in motion, emphasizing a break in the music or to punctuate the end of the routine. The television has long been used as a medium that informs its viewer of identity and otherness. I use it as a frame to show the impossibilities for a human to ever be frozen, even in the shoes of a breaker, even in the medium itself, never fulfilling the frame of that identity.
Glendalys Medina is a New York based artist who's work has been shown at Artists Space, Museum of Contemporary Art in Vigo Spain and the Bronx Museum of Arts. Recently, she was a participant in the MARMA's residency program in Berlin during 2013 and was a resident at Yaddo in 2014. She was awarded the Rome Prize in Visual Arts for '12-'13 from the American Academy, a NYFA Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Art in 2012, a selected participant of NYFA's Boot-Camp Program in 2011 and awarded the Bronx Museum's Artist in the Marketplace(AIM) residency in 2010. glendalysmedina.com
Caterpillar, July 1st, 7 - 9pm
EFA Project Space
323 WEST 39TH STREET 2RD FLOOR NY NY 10018