Statement: In Fall and Winter of 2013, Tori Abernathy will be taking naps in semi-public, privatized spaces. Hotel lobbies, bank waiting areas, and benches near the elevator at the public library are spaces that require supervision to maintain order. In these quasi “third places”, dwellers can wait, but they’re unable to dream. Audio recorded during these sessions will be compiled into an album of relaxation CD-Rs.
Bio: Tori Abernathy is an artist, activist, curator, and writer from Miami living in Portland. She is founder and co-director of RECESS. Her collaborative, interdisciplinary practice adopts methods from advertising, surveillance, media, and other large institutional strategies in an effort to expose their limits on autonomous movement while championing the capacities of human subjectivity. She studied art & anthropology at Reed College. toriabernathy.com