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Mitsu Salmon: Somatic Tracing

Presented by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City UT

Apr 15 2022
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Jun 04 2022
Mitsu Salmon: Somatic Tracing

Exhibitions of works by current UMOCA Artist-in-Residence Mitsu Salmon.

Somatic Tracing is a combination of paintings and performances that draw from two movements that emerged in Japan after WWII: Gutai, a group of artists associated with action painting, and Butoh, a form of contemporary dance. The project explores the largely hidden history of Asian labor in the United States, in particular the work done on the transcontinental railroad. Dynamite, central to the labor of the Asian railroad workers, was used to blast through mountains to make way for the

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