March 17: Daylong performance by Paolo Piscitelli with Birgit Larson, Robyn Thomas, Gabrielle Senza, Kayoko Nakajima, Andrea Haenggi


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Paolo Piscitelli

Pe(n)sare - Weighing & Thinking

In truth, weighing is the intention of extension.

- Jean-Luc Nancy

Paolo Piscitelli inaugurates his bronze lap-sculpture titled "Invisible Matter" in a daylong ceremony with the participation of five performers and the artist himself who sequentially offer the newly completed work to the public.

Titled "Pe(n)sare - Weighing & Thinking", the performance is dedicated to the "invisible hands" of immigrant workers that shape society with their labor, and is part of an ongoing series of works started by Piscitelli in Texas in 2009. The larger body of work comprises sculpture but also ink drawing and video/performance, querying the elusive nature of labor and its relation to life experience. This one-day performative, sculptural presentation at Cathouse Proper affords the opportunity to ponder labor through the physical act of weighing and thinking.

The schedule of performers throughout the day is:

Paolo Piscitelli, 12-1pm

Birgit Larson, 1-2pm

Robyn Thomas, 2-3pm

Gabrielle Senza, 3-4pm

Kayoko Nakajima, 4-5pm

Andrea Haenggi, 5-6pm

with a reception for the artist, 6-8pm


Cathouse Proper at 524 Projects

524 CourtStreet, Brooklyn

(entrance on Huntington St., 2nd fl.)

Smith&9th F&G subway

For more information contact David Dixon at or 646-729-4682