Summer in New England is slowly disappearing and The Present Tense wants to soak up the sun while we can! We will be taking a vacation from posting until September 1st. In honor of our recent Call for work for our Bicycle series, we are leaving you Joseph Ravens’ “Is my Liver Showing?” created for ROUGH TRADE in 2007/2008. The Present Tense collaborated with Joseph on organizing ROUGH TRADE, an exchange between Boston and Chicago based artists.
It was a pleasure to witness this quirky piece back then, and exciting to recently see Joseph recreate it in another platform! Enjoy!
Joseph Ravens aims to project energy and images with abundant focus. Through various hybrids of art, dance, and theatre, he devises highly stylized situations in which images and actions coalesce to produce decidedly poetic, often conceptual, narratives. Ravens has traveled the globe to show his work in a variety of festivals and art venues. He has collaborated many other artists and has been the recipient of several awards ad residencies. As if this wasn’t enough, Joseph is the Founder and Art Director of DEFIBRILLATOR Performance Art Gallery in Chicago. The Present Tense is proud to have had the opportunity to work with such a valiant and dynamic artist!