June 14, 2022
From 14th Corner Contemporary:
Christine Pascoo is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, musician, choreographer, and community builder based in Austin, TX. Pascoo’s work celebrates the idea that self-expression leads to strong community, and creation reinforces individualism. In sharing creative ideas and emotions through visual, performance, and conceptual art, she hopes to challenge existing dialogue and inspire more vulnerable, genuine communication. If it all means nothing, then it may as well mean everything.
The Really Small Museum on 14th invites you to the opening reception of Christine Pascoo’s, The Last Wall, a four-part series based on the idea of what it means to heal, learn, and grow from trauma, and how we continue to protect ourselves while helping others. Inspired by The Dowager, a character from Haruki Murakami’s, 1Q84, The Last Wall consists of:
Part 1. The Poem – a reading
Part 2. The First Song for You (was actually for me) – a one song performance @ 8pm, and then again at 8:30pm
Part 3. The Greenhouse – a diorama on view through June
Part 4. The Tapes – an ongoing, personal portion of the series, consisting of original songs written by Christine Pascoo and recorded onto cassette tapes inside of random greenhouses. They will not be presented as part of the opening.
Really Small Museum will be housing Part 3. The Greenhouse, through the month of June at the 14th/Harvey location. “I constructed this diorama over the course of a year or so during the pandemic, and it’s definitely been my largest, most intricate project. Faced with solitude and uncertainty, I turned to reading as a way to relieve some of the restlessness. After reading Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, I was drawn to a character in the book called, The Dowager. A dowager is the term for a dignified or elderly woman with a title or property derived from her late husband – and while I don’t have any of those things, (property or a late husband), this character’s only objective in the story was to protect women from men who were harming them. I had always seen myself as a woman like that. Someone who protected others. However, the last decade or so of my life had been full of pain, loss, grief, heartache…and suddenly I found myself living behind walls I had built with my own two hands. Protecting myself became the priority. Interestingly enough, as it turns out, solitude was exactly what I needed. As the months in lockdown passed, it finally gave me the space to process, heal, and let my walls down. Inspired by my wobbly, yet steady progress, I wrote a poem that turned into a drawing, that turned into a song, that turned into a diorama, that turned into this series – The Last Wall. Most of my walls have come down, and I am focused on inner strength and trusting in myself. I still keep myself protected, but I have grown and changed in many ways. I think we all have.””
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