"Ultradepth, 2010 is a work I made which I’ve come back to to go to another place in the past weeks. I made that when I was trying to figure out different ways of experiencing a historical moment first hand. Maybe it could work that way for you or just help you chill," Gala Porras-Kim.
In Ultradepth (2010), Los Angeles-based artist Gala Porras-Kim leads a guided meditation. Using Dick Sutphen's Ultra Depth Past-Life Regression audio CD as a reference, the meditation directs listeners through the depths of their psyches towards a firsthand encounter with history.
Gala Porras-Kim’s (b. 1984, Bogota, Colombia) practice explores how the history of art is built from remnants and fragments of information from the past. More specifically, she explores how our indexes or records are often flawed or willfully misdirected, and how these gaps and lapses in human knowledge have supported colonialist endeavors and global inequality.
Gala Porras-Kim is the curator of Open House: Gala Porras-Kim at MOCA, alongside Bryan Barcena.