Not at All

Not at All

2016

"Site Specific Performance by Carissa Carman

Not at all is a series of actions narrating the trials and circumstances of domestic and institutional dismiss. It describes the precarious presence of the in-between state of resident and service worker. Four locations circulate an abandoned Mental Hospital, bridging actions of order, exhaustion, and making space for mundane neurosis’s. The collection of artists engage in rhythms of maintenance, of real and imagined spaces of the intuitive and introspective psyche. This “health camp” of provisional wholeness is an act-out in sequential abnormal outbursts of irrationality. Not at all is a gesture, a nod to passively allowing close encounters for order, disorder, and momentary lapses teetering on just what is normal.

Materials: Ironing board cloth aprons, sod, stainless buckets, string, breath, soap, brushes, rags, stitching, lemons, water, platform, bell

Participants: Carissa Carman, Molly Fox, Linda Tien, Rose Schlemmer" 

 

"Not at all is part of a larger exhibition: The Future Past

L.P. Hartley referred to the past as a "foreign country," sometimes it can feel more like the place that we call home.

The Future Past is the next exhibition in art + space’s site-responsive programming. The project explores themes of memory through object, light, word, sound and performance. In considering the deep and emotional history of the site, the project will acknowledge the ghosts of what existed while celebrating the future for what remains.

Central State Hospital, created in 1827, once cared for nearly 3,000 patients on its 140 acre grounds. Funding cuts led to the hospital’s closure in 1994 and the site, left vacant and deteriorating for years, is being revitalized by Reverie Estates. Reverie’s mission of developing creative communities through the rehabilitation and reuse of historic properties is exemplified in the multi-building Historic Central State project which features Historic Central State Mansion, a co-living community also open to students, and 1899, a high end events venue, with other opportunities to come.

art + space’s programming promotes forward thinking contemporary art and design by mid-career and emerging artists. Our site-responsive exhibitions provide temporary platforms for collaborative, innovative artist led projects. The goal is to use these transitional spaces to showcase art and ideas around the city.

ARTISTS: 
Megumi Shauna Arai
Kathryn Armstrong
Cody Arnall
Hannah Barnes
Hanna Benn
Carissa Carman
Copy Culture
Emily Kennerk
Lindsey Maestri
Michael Milano
Colin Tuis Nesbit
NoExit Performance
Kipp Normand
Jamie Pawlus
PRINTtEXT
Marco Querin
Casey Roberts
Scott Stulen
Jeffrey Teuton
Lauren Zoll

Historic Central State, Carpentry Hall, 164 Steeples Blvd, Indianapolis IN"

Photo Credit: Ben Jaggers

Order/Reorder

Order/Reorder

2016

"Site Specific Performance by Carissa Carman

Not at all is a series of actions narrating the trials and circumstances of domestic and institutional dismiss. It describes the precarious presence of the in-between state of resident and service worker. Four locations circulate an abandoned Mental Hospital, bridging actions of order, exhaustion, and making space for mundane neurosis’s. The collection of artists engage in rhythms of maintenance, of real and imagined spaces of the intuitive and introspective psyche. This “health camp” of provisional wholeness is an act-out in sequential abnormal outbursts of irrationality. Not at all is a gesture, a nod to passively allowing close encounters for order, disorder, and momentary lapses teetering on just what is normal.

Materials: Ironing board cloth aprons, sod, stainless buckets, string, breath, soap, brushes, rags, stitching, lemons, water, platform, bell

Participants: Carissa CarmanMolly Fox, Linda Tien, Rose Schlemmer" 

Photo Credit: Ben Jaggers

 

Pully of the filth

Pully of the filth

2016

"Site Specific Performance by Carissa Carman

Not at all is a series of actions narrating the trials and circumstances of domestic and institutional dismiss. It describes the precarious presence of the in-between state of resident and service worker. Four locations circulate an abandoned Mental Hospital, bridging actions of order, exhaustion, and making space for mundane neurosis’s. The collection of artists engage in rhythms of maintenance, of real and imagined spaces of the intuitive and introspective psyche. This “health camp” of provisional wholeness is an act-out in sequential abnormal outbursts of irrationality. Not at all is a gesture, a nod to passively allowing close encounters for order, disorder, and momentary lapses teetering on just what is normal.

Materials: Ironing board cloth aprons, sod, stainless buckets, string, breath, soap, brushes, rags, stitching, lemons, water, platform, bell

Participants: Carissa CarmanMolly Fox, Linda Tien, Rose Schlemmer" 

Photo Credit: Ben Jaggers

Sweep

Sweep

2016

"Site Specific Performance by Carissa Carman

Not at all is a series of actions narrating the trials and circumstances of domestic and institutional dismiss. It describes the precarious presence of the in-between state of resident and service worker. Four locations circulate an abandoned Mental Hospital, bridging actions of order, exhaustion, and making space for mundane neurosis’s. The collection of artists engage in rhythms of maintenance, of real and imagined spaces of the intuitive and introspective psyche. This “health camp” of provisional wholeness is an act-out in sequential abnormal outbursts of irrationality. Not at all is a gesture, a nod to passively allowing close encounters for order, disorder, and momentary lapses teetering on just what is normal.

Materials: Ironing board cloth aprons, sod, stainless buckets, string, breath, soap, brushes, rags, stitching, lemons, water, platform, bell

Participants: Carissa CarmanMolly Fox, Linda Tien, Rose Schlemmer" 

Photo Credit: Ben Jaggers

Social washing

Social washing

2016

"Site Specific Performance by Carissa Carman

Not at all is a series of actions narrating the trials and circumstances of domestic and institutional dismiss. It describes the precarious presence of the in-between state of resident and service worker. Four locations circulate an abandoned Mental Hospital, bridging actions of order, exhaustion, and making space for mundane neurosis’s. The collection of artists engage in rhythms of maintenance, of real and imagined spaces of the intuitive and introspective psyche. This “health camp” of provisional wholeness is an act-out in sequential abnormal outbursts of irrationality. Not at all is a gesture, a nod to passively allowing close encounters for order, disorder, and momentary lapses teetering on just what is normal.

Materials: Ironing board cloth aprons, sod, stainless buckets, string, breath, soap, brushes, rags, stitching, lemons, water, platform, bell

Participants: Carissa CarmanMolly Fox, Linda Tien, Rose Schlemmer" 

Photo Credit: Ben Jaggers

Barefoot pacing

Barefoot pacing

2016

"Site Specific Performance by Carissa Carman

Not at all is a series of actions narrating the trials and circumstances of domestic and institutional dismiss. It describes the precarious presence of the in-between state of resident and service worker. Four locations circulate an abandoned Mental Hospital, bridging actions of order, exhaustion, and making space for mundane neurosis’s. The collection of artists engage in rhythms of maintenance, of real and imagined spaces of the intuitive and introspective psyche. This “health camp” of provisional wholeness is an act-out in sequential abnormal outbursts of irrationality. Not at all is a gesture, a nod to passively allowing close encounters for order, disorder, and momentary lapses teetering on just what is normal.

Materials: Ironing board cloth aprons, sod, stainless buckets, string, breath, soap, brushes, rags, stitching, lemons, water, platform, bell

Participants: Carissa CarmanMolly Fox, Linda Tien, Rose Schlemmer" 

Photo Credit: Ben Jaggers

Lawn

Lawn

2016

"Site Specific Performance by Carissa Carman

Not at all is a series of actions narrating the trials and circumstances of domestic and institutional dismiss. It describes the precarious presence of the in-between state of resident and service worker. Four locations circulate an abandoned Mental Hospital, bridging actions of order, exhaustion, and making space for mundane neurosis’s. The collection of artists engage in rhythms of maintenance, of real and imagined spaces of the intuitive and introspective psyche. This “health camp” of provisional wholeness is an act-out in sequential abnormal outbursts of irrationality. Not at all is a gesture, a nod to passively allowing close encounters for order, disorder, and momentary lapses teetering on just what is normal.

Materials: Ironing board cloth aprons, sod, stainless buckets, string, breath, soap, brushes, rags, stitching, lemons, water, platform, bell

Participants: Carissa CarmanMolly Fox, Linda Tien, Rose Schlemmer" 

Photo Credit: Ben Jaggers

Washing stripe

Washing stripe

2016

"Site Specific Performance by Carissa Carman

Not at all is a series of actions narrating the trials and circumstances of domestic and institutional dismiss. It describes the precarious presence of the in-between state of resident and service worker. Four locations circulate an abandoned Mental Hospital, bridging actions of order, exhaustion, and making space for mundane neurosis’s. The collection of artists engage in rhythms of maintenance, of real and imagined spaces of the intuitive and introspective psyche. This “health camp” of provisional wholeness is an act-out in sequential abnormal outbursts of irrationality. Not at all is a gesture, a nod to passively allowing close encounters for order, disorder, and momentary lapses teetering on just what is normal.

Materials: Ironing board cloth aprons, sod, stainless buckets, string, breath, soap, brushes, rags, stitching, lemons, water, platform, bell

Participants: Carissa CarmanMolly Fox, Linda Tien, Rose Schlemmer" 

Photo Credit: Ben Jaggers