Restless Bodies: Donna Huanca’s Ephemeral Installations

Taylor Dafoe, Blouin Modern Painters, October 1, 2016

Donna Huanca’S site-responsive interventions often include live performers whose bodies are painted to resemble abstract canvases,  used clothes & repurposed fabric, pieces of mirror or glass, and canvases printed with close-up photos of the performers. Her models move through and activate these installations, attaining an almost sculptural quality; meanwhile, the discrete objects positioned in the space accrue dirt and paint from their engagement with the performers.