We Become [Vessels]

May 14, 2021   12pm–May 23, 2021   5pm
Headlands Gym
Free, by appointment

Annie Albagli’s (AFF ‘20–‘21) We Become [Vessels] is a video-based installation responding to this time of isolation and a desire for touch and mobility.

The Shofar, or ram’s horn, is a tool from Jewish tradition to mark the new moon and new year, and is said to have toppled the walls of Jericho. Pairing the Shofar with rocks inviting human touch, video, sound, and silk flags featuring composite images of the Headlands landscape, Albagli’s installation in The Gym proposes new ways to move through space and time. Framed by the Marin Headlands and its history, We Become [Vessels] instigates movement between place, people, and generations, using ancestral tools for the exploration of the threshold of the self, our interdependence, and speculative imaginings.


*The Sunday 2PM sessions on both weekends feature an artist-led walkthrough.*

Sunday, May 16, 2PM: Annie will be joined by Alex Arzt (AFF ’18–’21). Alex Arzt facilitates connections between human and nonhuman spaces by creating projects in the form of publications, interactive objects, workshops, group performances, lectures, videos, and experimental gardens. Alex is a current Affiliate at Headlands and a frequent collaborator with Annie through their collective, Whiz World.

Sunday, May 23, 2PM: Annie will be joined by Amanda Nudelman. Amanda Nudelman is currently Curator for North America Programs and Video & Exhibitions Manager at KADIST San Francisco, and has staged exhibitions at The Wattis Institute, swissnex San Francisco, and Royal Nonesuch Gallery (which is where she first connected with Annie, who was then a co-director). She earned a master’s degree in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts.

We Become [Vessels] is supported by Asylum Arts.


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