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Chloe Bass

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Documentation of live installation and performance at Agape Enterprise, December 2012. Video shot by Hiroshi Shafer.
Documentation video of live installation and performance. Commissioned by the Culture Project, presented at the Living Theater.
Artist's Statement

Self-recognition – loosely defined as the ability to look in the mirror and recognize the reflection as you – is what separates humans from most animals. A critical survival strategy and an essential element of maturity and self-development, self-recognition protects us from the foreign and assists us in integrating the domestic. It is through self-recognition that we shape our worlds.

The Bureau of Self-Recognition, a conceptual project by artist Chloë Bass, is designed to track the process of self-recognition and its myriad outcomes. Through individual exercises, spatial investigations, video and audio recording, lectures, and experiential performance, the Bureau will bring together the clinical and the personal in a unique institutional environment. The project has five phases, which will culminate in an exhibition at Momenta Art in spring 2013.

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Chloë Bass: artist and public practitioner. Upcoming solo exhibit: The Bureau of Self-Recognition, Momenta Art, 2013. Commissions: The Culture Project's Women Center Stage Festival, the Bushwick Starr's Bushwhack Festival, and 3rd Ward's Moviehouse. Recent work has been seen at Exit Art, EIDIA House/Plato's Cave, ITINERANT Performance Festival, Panoply Performance Laboratory, IV Soldiers, SCOPE Art Fair, Fountain Miami, Agape Enterprise, and the New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City. She is a 2011 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Individual Artist Grant Nominee. From 2007 - 2011, Chloë served as the co-lead organizer for Arts in Bushwick. Guest lectures: Parsons School of Design, Sotheby's Institute, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and Brooklyn College CUNY. BA: Yale University; MFA: Brooklyn College. Teaching: Brooklyn College, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center. Chloë is a visiting artist at Akademie Schloss Solitude.