Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Shelley Carr reviews YOGAFLOGOGO at Southern Exposure in San Francisco, California.
Neon colored tape, fanny packs and leotards, animated speaking hairballs, and videos of aerobic booty shaking—there was a lot going on at Southern Exposure on Saturday, February 21. In YOGAFLOGOGO, a performance organized by artist Olivia Mole, a trio of actors carried out a series of actions in an attempt to perform the synergy between the loss of individuality as young women nearing adulthood and an absurdist take on the dumbing-down of pop consumer culture.
The latest iteration by Mole—part of three two-week process-based performance and video projects—is set in a cartoonish space divided by plastic barriers, large stones, a TV set, and a yellow couch. Three projections positioned high on the walls offer humorous asides and a clunky, animated endoscopy set to lurid sound effects.