UNDER A THAWING LAKE at Dark Arts International


Artists: Yves Scherer, Candice Jacobs, Hannah Perry, Noah Barker, Tomas Diaz-Cedeño, Lewis Teague Wright, Francisco Cordero-Oceguera, Jimmy Merris, Nico Colón, Timothy James Kelly, Puppies Puppies, Olivia Erlanger, Dora Budor, Alex Mackin Dolan, Renaud Jerez, Carlos Reyes, K.r.m Mooney

Exhibition title:  Under A Thawing Lake

Venue: Dark Arts International, Mexico City

Date:  February 4 – 8, 2015

Photography: Courtesy of the artists and Dark Arts International

The actors have only just met and their scripted production has dissolved into improv while the theater housing them faces a similarly uncertain future. One is interrupting the others, constantly trying to steer away from the humor of the fact that the stage they are on is being taken apart as they perform. Electric saws cut dry wall, asbestos, and the occasional length of piping; it’s the topic of conversation. The way things are going isn’t good; in fact they’re getting dire. The theater is dilapidated and it’s worth more as scrap material than real estate. The improv goes on, as the actors can’t agree as to whether it’s even possible to stop acting. For the moment, improv appears to be the best means of improvement because without the performance there isn’t much need for a theater.

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1Yves Scherer

Yves Scherer, Celebrities Smoking (Twilight), 2015

2Puppies Puppies

Puppies Puppies, Fly Fly Orange Orange, 2015

3Candice Jacobs

Candice Jacobs, Fortune, 2014

4Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes, Not yet titled, 2015


Lewis Teague Wright, Act Like The World Hasn’t Already Been Discovered, 2015

6Yves Scherer

Yves Scherer, Celebrities Smoking (Twilight), 2015

7Francisco CO

Francisco Cordero-Oceguera, reduced moments (necklace), 2015

8Tomas Diaz Cedeno

Tomás Díaz Cedeño, Baja, Te Espero En La Puerta, 2015

9Candice Jacobs

Candice Jacobs, Fortuna, 2015

11Hannah Perry

Hannah Perry, You’re Gonna Be Great, 2015

10Nico Colon

Nico Colón, Seemingly Still Life, 2015

12Jimmy Merris

Jimmy Merris, Jimmy Merris sings the blues, 2013

14Krm Mooney

K.r.m Mooney, Fourth Initial, 2014

15Timothy James Kelley

Timothy James Kelly, Filter, 2015


Olivia Erlanger, Hablar Sin Rodeos, 2015

19Dora Budor

Dora Budor, Not yet titled, 2015

16Dora Budor

17Alex Mackin Dolan

Alex Mackin Dolan, Vulture Light, 2015

18Yves Scherer

Yves Scherer, Celebrities Smoking (Twilight), 2015

20Timothy James Kelley

Timothy James Kelly, Filter, 2015

21Renaud Jerez

Renaud Jerez, Not yet titled, 2014