Artificial leaves, trees, and glue comprise the medium for Glenda León’s work Esperanza (Out of Season), featured in SITE Santa Fe’s biennial exhibition. The first iteration of this evolving artwork was performed in Montreal, in the context of a performance-art show hosted by the artist-run La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse and curated by Tagny Duff.
“Choosing this project for a performance-art festival was also a gesture responding to a book I wrote about performativity in arts,” León said. “One of the main concepts in this book was that the action in some works of art was done not by the artist-performer but by other elements, in this case, nature.
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