Leak X What is Revealed
Alberte Bernier, Jannie Wolff, Kara Jhalak Miller
Leak X What is Revealed is a collaboration between the NYC-based artist Alberte Bernier’s visual arts exhibition Leak and the performance installation What is Revealed by Jannie Wolff and Kara Jhalak Miller.
Leak is an exhibition by NYC-based artist Alberte Bernier, featuring a series of paintings in the same style called “Leak.” According to the artist, Leak is the dripping technique used to illustrate life’s conflicts and emotions. This technique particularly highlights women who are powerless over circumstances they can’t control. With the depth of its tones and the flow of its lines, Leak transcends people’s perception of art.
What is Revealed is a pop up movement-based media art and live performance event that features a painting series and dance improvisation sketches. The installation performance is presented by Honolulu based choreographer Kara Jhalak Miller with Jhalak Dance Company performers Sami L.A. Akuna, Tina Chan, Mignon Gillen, Cy Higashi, Lance Sabado, Terry Slaughter, and Katelyn Wyatt with guest artists from NYC. An interactive performance by New Jersey based actress Jannie Wolff will be included in the performance installation. The project will be the subject of a short dance art film created by Larry Asakawa. What is Revealed has been three years in the works. In Honolulu, excerpts have since been shared at ARTZONE, the Downtown Art Center, Hawaii State Art Museum, and the KOA Theatre.
About the Artists
Alberte Bernier is a visual artist based in New York City. She is an artist in residence at ChaShaMa. Over the years her artistic expressions have been inspired by a landscape of cultures and traditions. She is currently a member of ProArts and Ceres Gallery. Her work has been exhibited at the New York State Museum, The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC, Pleiades Gallery, and more recently at ChaShaMa’s Gallery & Studio, The Drawing Room, Jersey City Hall Rotunda Gallery, and Ceres Gallery. In the last few years, she has produced three individual art books and collaborated with numerous group art book projects, the latest in 2021.
Jannie Wolff is an actress, writer, designer, curator, and collaborative artist who has appeared in over 40 plays and independent films in New York. She had her work published and produced by various organizations including the Circle Rep LAB, Chashama, La Mama Etc., HERE Theater, Evolving Arts, the American Theatre of Actors, HOME For Contemporary Theatre, the September 11th Photo Project, How2, the Belmont Lounge, Offshore Magazine, and Void Magazine. She produces evenings of new theater, music, and art, helping performing and visual artists and writers launch new work and have their voices heard. She also works in the areas of community and youth development, sustainability, holistic health and wellness, and alleviating the effects of food insecurity, hunger, and homelessness.
Kara Jhalak Miller is a choreographer, performer, director, and movement-based media artist. She is deeply interested in forms that heighten awareness of being present in the moment, felt memory, and acts of listening. Her movement imagery is inspired by feelings in the natural and urban world. She is a choreographer, performer, director, and movement-based media artist. For over 30 years, Kara has performed and collaborated with dancers, creating performances, installations, and films. As the artistic director of Jhalak Dance Company, her research and creative work have been presented internationally in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. She is most recently with Piko Dance Arts. Jhalak is the recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Arts Fellowship, CALIT2 Dance and New Media Performance Residency, the Hawaii Po‘okela Award for Choreography, MAP Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts Award.
Jhalak Dance Company specializes in dance performance, choreography, and improvisational collaborative participatory art-making processes. With a background in contemporary dance and movement media art, Jhalak Dance draws from other forms of art, including live, digital, and network performance, installation, music, video, and more.