BODYWARP: Casting II, 2018
In the BODYWARP series, looms and other tools of the weaver's craft are frames through which the weaver becomes the warp thread - held under tension, performing a series of site-specific interventions in an intimate choreography between maker, tool and the narrative of a place.
Indira Allegra works with tension as creative material through sculpture and performance. She is a recipient of the Oakland Individual Artist and Queer Cultural Center grants and has been honored with the Jackson Literary Award, Lambda Literary Fellowship and Windgate Craft Fellowship. Allegra’s work has been featured on BBC Radio 3 and Surface Design Magazine. Her commissions include works for SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, City of Oakland, SFJAZZ Poetry Festival and the National Queer Arts Festival. Allegra has exhibited at The Arts Incubator in Chicago, Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Catharine Clark Gallery, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, SOMArts, Dimensions Variable, and The Alice Gallery among others. She has screened at the Seattle Art Museum, MIX NYC, Hannover LGBT Festival, Bologna Lesbian Film Festival and Outfest Fusion. She is a KQED ‘Woman to Watch’ and 2018 Art + Process + Ideas Visiting Artist at Mills College.