Escalante, UT

Work in progress


are participatory artworks. During the Informance participants explore their sense of proprioception by using their bodies to construct geometric shapes from soft, stretchy, colorful bands.  The activities fuse together ideas of conceptual art, therapeutics, and play through a set of guided experiences. Participants choose from a loose set of instructions to explore tactile and visual experiences, while considering their interior thoughts and feelings. The experimental exercises are fun and relaxing and help build connections between participants. Cunningham’s Informances are inspired by Francine Shapiro’s ground breaking trauma therapies of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Fluxus Art and the Brazilian Neo–concrete artists of the 1950s and ’60s who rejected pure forms of geometric abstraction for more sensorial methods of art making.

︎︎︎Click here to schedule an Informance and on the images below for more information about past Informances.

Ojai Guaches, 2021
Guache on water color paper
8 in x 8 in

Krysten Cunningham is a visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She has exhibited widely both nationally and abroad. Her first public art commission is on view in the new Delta terminal at LAX through April 2025. Her work was featured in "3D: Double Vision" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2018) and has been exhibited at the Getty Center central gardens, Los Angeles, CA (2017); the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, Claremont, CA (2013); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2005); the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (2013); and the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (2009) among other places. She occasionally organizes projects with other artists at her studio and project gallery, HOUSEHOLD, in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. She teaches at the New York Film Academy in Burbank, CA.

Image: Whitney Hubbs