New York-based artist Shana Moulton works in video, performance, and installation. Her practice investigates the relationship between American consumer culture and the New Age movement, highlighting consumerism’s influence on wellness and spiritual fulfillment. In her videos and performances, the artist always plays Cynthia, a mute character inhabiting highly artificial environments, who seeks spiritual enlightenment, physical comfort, and healing through her ritualistic interaction with various mass-produced items. At YBCA, Moulton presents a multimedia installation featuring Cynthia’s humorous, playful, and sometimes painful world where kitsch, mysticism, pop culture, and spirituality collide.
Thu January 23rd Open 11am—8pm