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06.09.2017 | A Collection of Slow Events | Free

June 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until July 15, 2017

Categories: Visual Arts


Curated by Alexis Wilkinson

A Collection of Slow Events draws attention to the microscopic movements, subtle vibrations, and permutations in form within artworks across mediums, emphasizing the ways that our perception of things and things themselves change, blur, and recompose with time in order to reorient our assumptions that seeing is knowing.
The artworks included contain a range of rhythms: from the cyclical to the corporeal, the organic, and the geologic. Through these nearly imperceptible markers of change, the exhibition reconsiders stillness as a highly charged register of movement as opposed to an absence of motion. As such, many of the works can be thought of as a durational performance – often performing even when no one is looking – while others are produced through temporally driven processes. As a whole, the exhibition itself can be understood as a prolonged event that operates within the very registers of moving and seeing and engaging with different scales of time.

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