"Abyss Quilt" Screening
Emma Safir, Kara Güt
April 15th, 2023 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Blade Study 17 Pike Street New York NY 10002
As part of peripeteia, Emma Safir’s solo debut at Blade Study curated by Andrew Gardner, the artist presents a new video work in collaboration with Kara Güt. Together, they have created Abyss Quilt, a gothic poetic retelling of Frankenstein using prose from headstones. This piece was created in unity, a virtual world-building platform.
Please note that Blade Study is a small gallery. Admittance to the event is on a first come first serve basis.
Abyss Quilt will additionally be on display during the gallery’s normal hours the day after the screening on Sunday, April 16th.
Emma Safir is a New York-born and -based artist. Safir holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in Painting & Printmaking. She has had solo exhibitions at Baxter St at CCNY, SHIN HAUS at Shin Gallery, and Bunker Projects; and has participated in group shows at Shulamit Nazarian, Ryan Lee, and Lyles & King, among others.
Kara Güt is a multidisciplinary artist whose primary focus is image-based, digital media. Her work investigates the shape of human intimacy formed by internet lifestyle, constructed detachment from reality, and the power dynamics of the virtual. Her work has been shown at Hybrid Box, Hellerau European Centre for the Arts, Dresden; Hesse Flatow, New York; Las Cigarreras Cultural Centre, Alicante; Azkuna Zentroa, Alhóndiga Bilbao; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit among others. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and is an alumni of Pioneer Works Tech Residency, the SPACES artist residency, and the Banff Visual + Digital Art residency. Kara lives and works in Ohio.