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Published on Apr 4, 2014
Senga Nengudi's "RSVP" series was originally made in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Made of pantyhose and attached to the wall, the works were originally activated by Nengudi and artist Maren Hassinger who moved through the composition and explored the materiality of this flexible yet restrictive material.
Highlighting ideas of transference and memory, this new work in the series is activated by Rashaun Mitchell and Regina Rocke who participated in an intensive workshop with Nengudi and Hassinger to build the work.
Performed March 9, 2014 at The Studio Museum in Harlem on the occasion of Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art.