Tina Wang is a performance artist based in New York City. She grew up in Taiwan, Venezuela, Brazil, El Salvador, and Mexico. Her work takes up themes of identity, play, and resilience by relating body movement to found objects. In her current Thirst series, she uses a roll of industrial bubble wrap to visually dismember parts of the body.
At Sable, she studied the interplay of her materials and a wooded environment in preparation for upcoming shows in New York City's outdoor spaces. Check out @tinawangdotnet on instagram for more information.
Tina's study of Iyengar yoga is integral to the way she makes performances. A key connection is the method's use of objects to clarify the body's shape. In her Sable workshop, artists first practiced yoga postures in contact with tree trunks to discern energy in different parts of the body. Drawing on her artistic practice, Tina emphasized the way that potential body sculptures could be derived from considering the emotional qualities of objects. The artists then selected objects on the Sable farm to accompany their own explorations in creative movement and body sculpture.