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ARCHIVE: THIS WAS THE END
Description:
Archive: This Was The End is at once an artifact and experience — the afterlife of a performance as interactive sculpture. Here, you are the actor, and a wall — salvaged from the old PS 122 community center — is the physical manifestation of a memory of a play, which your presence activates and disrupts. Sound and video portraits embedded and mapped onto the wall produce a reverse relief. What is far seems near and near, far. The past hypnotizes the present, denying its erasure, to remind us of a life before that continues. Archive: This Was The End was directed and created by Mallory Catlett/Restless NYC with video and programming by Keith Skretch, sound and video manipulation by G Lucas Crane. It features performances on video by G Lucas Crane, Black-Eyed Susan, Jim Himelsbach, Rea C Wright, and Paul Zimet. It was developed with production support and residency provided by EMPAC / Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Archive: This Was The End will be free and open to the public during gallery hours listed below. The installation will run on a continuous loop and audience is welcome to drop in at any time. RSVP is available but not required. 1/5/19 12-6pm 1/6/19 11am-5pm 1/7/19 10am-2pm