Opening September 9th, 2016, this solo exhibition represents four years of exploration into the complexities of the human organism, investigating collectivities and spaces for new forms of human sociality. From Gallery 400:
Using paper as a tool to both investigate and imagine, Donner employs drawing, collage, printmaking, small-press publications, and large scale installation. Colorful image-scenes propose models of community that move beyond current anthropocentric and capitalist systems, while intricately cut paper structures are used to cast shadows of new constructions. These projected images expand into the physical space of the Gallery, incorporating tables stacked with research materials referencing science fiction, adventure playgrounds, activist projects, and the female-run social structures of wasps, ants, and bees as sources that might direct us toward ways of imaging our communities of the future. For the duration of the exhibition in a dedicated room of the gallery, somatic ‘tours’ will guide visitors through their own visualizations of the hidden architecture of the human body, linking structural and sensory worlds.
Our New System is accompanied by this interview-based publication (download pdf) and received a glowing review in the Chicago Tribune.
For more information and images on the show, plus a whole lot of intergenerational and childcare-supported events I had a hand in: http://gallery400.uic.edu/exhibitions/our-new-system