CHRISTEN CLIFFORD and DANIELLA LAGACCIA : INTERIORS
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CHRISTEN CLIFFORD and DANIELLA LAGACCIA
On October 22nd in front of a live audience, Clifford will take an Interior Portrait of Daniella’s new vagina; and Daniella will see inside of herself for the first time.
LaGaccia has been performing and documenting her transition since coming out in “The Closet”, a performance at Grace Exhibition Space in 2017. She performed injections of estrogen in 2018 as part of Trans-Ville at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, curated by Coco Dolle.
Clifford has been working on Interiors since 2015 during a residency at The ACE Hotel through AUNTSisdance, where she live-streamed from the inside of her vagina on the then experimental platform Periscope. In 2016, Clifford created PussyBow, a silk scarf printed with an image of her vaginal muscle. In 2019, at another residency at the ACE Hotel, Clifford took LaGaccia’s Interior Portrait.
CHRISTEN CLIFFORD [NYC, NY]
Christen Clifford is a multidisciplinary feminist artist, writer, curator, filmmaker, and mother. Her first risograph artbook, BabyLove, is a co-production with Project for Empty Space and was recently acquired by the library at The Met.
She continues INTERIORS: We Are All Pink Inside and created mushroom beds around NYC @myceliumhealing.
Her work has been seen at Project for Empty Space, The New Museum, LACE, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Harold J Miossi Gallery, ArtShareLA, Bolivar Art Gallery, Art In Odd Places, Panoply Performance Lab. She is working on her first film, Cancer: A Love Story .
She has also been a Mainstage storyteller for The Moth, a mentor at Girls Write Now, a salesperson at Victoria’s Secret, a cashier, a bartender and a waiter.
WRITER: The Guardian, Hyperallergic, Broadly, Filmmaker, also essays in the books Women In Clothes and The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art.
SELECTED PRESS: Interview with 3AM, Abortion Is Normal in Hyperallergic, Interiors in Hyperallergic and ARTFORUM, PussyBow in NYLON, Refinery29 and HuffPoUK. S
he teaches at The New School and curates at Dixon Place. Clifford is a studio member at Project For Empty Space, Newark and she lives in Jackson Heights, Queens and online:
DANIELLA LAGACCIA [NYC, NY]
Daniella LaGaccia is an artist and writer. She has written for Refinery29, PAPER, and Interview magazine.
She has performed at Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn/Manhattan), Defibrillator, (Chicago) and with the Estonian-based performance collective, Non Grata Group.
Ms. LaGaccia has also performed at Catinca Tabacaru (Manhattan) - Curated by Coco Dolle; Glasshouse Gallery (Brooklyn) and Panoply Performance Lab (Brooklyn).
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