The Lower East Side’s Rubber Factory presents Ondine Viñao’s solo exhibition Holy Fools. This exhibition consists of a nine channel video installation inspired by Bruce Nauman's Clown Torture (1987) — an uncomfortable work for both the viewer and the protagonist who self-inflicts various forms of torture. Viñao, a multi-disciplinary artist from New York City, contextualizes the work of Nauman into a feminine narrative through Viñao’s relationship with three female performers and their collective journaling. The aspect of journaling allows the artists to walk the viewer through the performers’ similar traumatic experience. With MoMA and MoMA PS1’s Bruce Nauman exhibition currently on view, this work feels even more relevant and important.
You’ll want to look away but you won’t be able to take your eyes off of these video works inspired by Bruce Nauman's Clown Torture.