Admission is free.

The Cardoso Flea Circus

On View: November 9, 2000 - January 7, 2001
When:
February 21, 2018 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
2018-02-21T16:00:00-06:00
2018-02-21T17:00:00-06:00
Where:
Parallelogram building by Gunnar Birkerts, Perspectives Gallery
The Cardoso Flea Circus @ Parallelogram building by Gunnar Birkerts, Perspectives Gallery

Maria Fernanda Cardoso has harnessed the flea’s innate capacities of strength and stamina to create a miniature spectacle, the Cardoso Flea Circus.  It contains constructions by the artist that house trapeze artists, tightrope walkers, and cannon ball daredevils and is accompanied by a projected video of previous performances of the circus’ star fleas.  Referencing both her Colombian heritage and references from art history, such as Alexander Calder’s Circus, the exhibition also includes a number of drawings documenting the performances.  The catalogue includes an essay by Lynn M. Herbert and documentation on the artist’s career.