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April 25, 2021 — May 29, 2021 | Opening Sunday April 25 


The stars are a mnemonic without object.
Let the forgetting begin.


by Micah Schippa



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Micah Schippa currently lives and works in Chicago. They earned their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have studied music and writing independently throughout their career. They have had exhibitions in Vienna, Chicago, London, New York, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. This is their first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.

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Installation Views

16 Deaths for Edivaldo Silva de Oliveira and Jeovan Bandeira whose burnt bodies were found in their car on the tenth of June, 2006, 2020
—metal plinth, plexiglass vitrine, velvet cloth
—metronomes set to Grave, Largo, Lento, Larghetto, Adagio, Adagietto, Andante, Andantino, Maestoso, Moderato, Allegretto, Animato, Allegro, Vivace, Presto, and Prestissimo, respectively. The metronomes are wound once a day at the gallery’s discretion
75.5 x 55 x 18.5 inch

on a few points of principle
Item sabots
blouse—
I work in the dye-house
myself, 2021
—aluminum plaque, wooden stage
—collected wooden sabot (Belgian, Dutch, American, Spanish)
—collected bowls (Pre Columbian, 12th century Cambodian, modern Tibetan, Civil War Era American, 19th century Turkish, & originals by the artist)
—collected machine components
—ash from a decimated copy of “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems” by Galileo Galilei, natural earth pigments, lacrimal solution (salt water made to mimic the composition of tears)
144 x 96 x 8 inches

negative requiem | sextet, 2021
—aluminum plaque,
List of All Species, in the Vernacular, by Taxonomic Rank, Vol. I-VI
—perfect bound paperback, 400 pages
84 x 48 x 31 inches




The shape of the room below the person who walks past
stairs, looks down to walls (white) against which sets of small cups
have been placed as if to be touched, spoken. Certain of the words one has thought glazed, trout in the stream against the rock from which one turns
to the person concealed at the edge of sound. As if to define what is possible in more than two dimensions, the place the line occupies in its movement
from here to the wall opposite, in front of which the hollow of blue cup begins to be filled by the presence of its body., 2020

Excerpt from “Sculpture” by the poet Stephen Ratcliffe on skylight
Dimensions variable

pattern produced by a spoken vowel, 2020
collected pages from the collection of the artist, framed
41 x 33 x 1.5 inches

Linklines at Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions, beginning c. 5 April 4950 BC, 750 times, period 14,893.9 years, 2020
collected pages from the collection of the artist, framed
41 x 33 x 1.5 inches
viscera of a butterfly, 2020
collected pages from the collection of the artist, framed
41 x 33 x 1.5 inches

Death mask of beaten silver, 2020
collected pages from the collection of the artist, framed
50 x 33 x 1.5 inches

she bathed a trumpet in milk—Eduardo C. Corral, 2020
—milk, silver trumpet stripped of the parts which make it playable, plexiglass vitrine
30 x 17 x 17 inches


CONDEMNED TO HUNGER AND THIRST, 2021
aluminum plaque, wooden plinth, decimated oxford men’s shoes
30 x 24 x 10 inches



CITIZENS, 2020
collected pages from the collection of the artist, framed
17.5 x 13.5 x 1.5 inches

sentience of music | duet, 2021 
an unslipping knot, gender
—oxford men’s shoes dissolving in gastric solution (HCL solution made to mimic the composition of stomach acid), plexiglass vitrine

Let the forgetting begin.
brass clock movement mechanism in lacrimal solution (salt water made to mimic the composition of tears), plexiglass vitrine
15 x 15 x 15 inches


Installation Views

Photo Credit: Joshua Schaedel & Micah Schippa

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