Sofía Córdova: Underwater Moonlight

Underwater Moonlight  


Opening Friday, March 17, 5-8PM

Underwater Moonlight is an immersive re-staging of Córdova’s 2019 video, animation and sound piece Underwater Moonlight (days of blood + milk) —an abstract and gentle exploration of time, the body, and states of transition. Audiences are invited to rest within the installation. Taking this work as an opening or invitation, FCC dance students will work with Córdova towards an iterative movement response to be performed at the closing of the exhibition in April.

Each week we will offer a change of pace, screening Córdova's longform piece dawn_chorusiii: the fruit they don't have here, the concluding work in a 3 part docu-fantastical series of stories speaking to climate change; racialized, gender, and class-based violence(s); capitalism; technology; empire and colony; migration, and where they intersect through the lens of poetry. 

This event and subsequent programming is free and open to the public. Screening times will be announced on the Art Space Gallery instagram account and on this website. 

Sofía Córdova (b. 1985, Carolina, Puerto Rico; based in Oakland) makes work that considers sci-fi as alternative history, dance music's liberatory dimensions, climate change and migration, mystical objects and revolution - historical and imagined - within the matrix of class, gender, race, late capitalism and its technologies. Sofía Córdova’s work has been exhibited and performed nationally and internationally at Tufts University Galleries, SFMOMA, the ASU Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, the Vincent Price Museum, the Wattis Institute and YBCA, and numerous other projects and commissions. She is a recipient of a Creative Work Fund and has been the subject of a First Look feature in Art in America. Her work was recently featured in Aperture Magazine and is currently part of the exhibition no existe un mundo posthuracán at the Whitney Museum in New York.

Underwater Moonlight (days of blood + milk) was originally commissioned by SFMOMA's Open Space platform, Hope Mohr Dance's Bridge project and the Merce Cunningham Trust on the occasion of the Cunningham Centennial. This presentation is supported by Friends of the Arts at Fresno City College.

Image: Still from Underwater Moonlight (days of blood + milk), 2019. Video, sound, animation and lighting design. Written in collaboration with Matt Gonzalez Kirkland. Courtesy of the artist