Monica C. Locascio
“We’re all part of this swirl of change [..], and it’s very human.” Join us this week for a discussion with Monica C. LoCascio in her new studio space, surrounding her MA thesis - OUR BODY IS OUR ANCHOR TO THE PRESENT, an exploration of the epigenetics of trauma through sensation and the materiality of embroidery and biomaterials. Vesna and LoCascio discuss the impetus of the work and LoCascio expresses how she found rest, reflection, and meditation in this work during the events of the past year. This important work reflects the changing tides of our world over the past year, bringing together trauma and healing, body and spirit, rest and reflection.
Monica C. LoCascio is a mixed-media artist exploring the inherent powers of the body, energetic phenomena, and non-human biomaterials in their capacity to challenge established knowledge hierarchies. Informed by her own occult ritual practice and inspired by theoretical quantum physics, somatic trauma studies and therapies, and inclusive philosophy, her work arrives as artifacts of her material and theoretical research.
LoCascio’s work has been shown at the Museum of Natural History of Vienna, The Academy of Fine Arts Krakow, CERN, the Angewandte Innovation Lab and the Biennale Sessions at the Venice Biennale 2019. She recently completed her MA in Art & Science with distinction at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Austria.