Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Go see this Thursday


When: March 13th - 15th 2014
Performance dates and times:
        Thursday March 13th at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00
        Saturday March 15th at 6:30
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 6pm
Second Thursday Reception: March 13th, 6 - 9pm
Location: The Icebox Project Space

The Crane Arts and Icebox Project Space are proud to present Public Works, Public Domain. This exhibition re-imagines the use and the notion of works in the Public Domain, featuring the staging and screening of several films now available for unrestricted use, and culminating in 4 scheduled performances of Timothy Belknap's "72 Years to the Moon" in the Icebox. The exhibition as a whole explores Public Domain as a concept: rather than a forfeiture of individual property, a place of free exchange.

"72 Years to the Moon" is an exploration of the screen as a site, as a stage where chance happenings and material studies collide. Reminiscent of the illusionistic feat of pioneering filmic experimentations and early lens-based technologies, the viewer witnesses sounds and motions resulting from the actions of unseen agents behind a three-dimensional screen. Creating a physical and conceptual model for being and relating in the moment, the work is a playful acknowledgment that the rules of rationality inevitably loosen when one attempts to conceive of an ever changing world. Transformations are best measured in moments and experiences, as our voyage rarely ends far from where it began.

The performance is undertaken by three brothers (Timothy, Matthew, and Bryan Belknap), as well as local performance artist Eileen Lillian Doyle.