The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents Octarrarium which represents the latest iteration of large scale video installation systems developed by collaborators Kevin Harris and Chad Eivins. The piece will serve as both a gallery installation and a platform for sound performance. A multi-sensory and immersive environment, Octarrarium, is created by encompassing the viewer within eight large projections of live, interactive video.
Inside Octarrarium, every movement and sound made will affect the surroundings, controlling an image blend of live cameras and analog video synthesis. The result can be personal or communal and is dependent on everything and everyone within the fortified structure. It is the relationship between art, public, and environment that is being reorganized and reconsidered.
At its core, Octarrarium demonstrates that art is not restricted to objects and commodities. It can be extended to an idea, an emotion, and most importantly, a shared human experience.
In addition to an experiential gallery installation, Octarrarium will host collaborative events with many St. Louis artists.
EXHIBIT NAME: Octarrarium
ARTISTS: Kevin Harris, Chad Eivins
Presented and Funded by HEARding Cats Collective
Opening Reception: Friday, March 11, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Performance and Event Schedule:
Friday March 25, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Kevin Harris – Electronics, Alex Cunningham – Solo Violin
Saturday April 16, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Event: Alternate Reality Pancake Brunch (Rob Severson as Pancake Master)
Friday April 22, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Dr Mabuse – Electronics, Dave Stone – Solo Saxophone
Friday April 29, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Chad Eivins – Electronics, Rich O’Donnell – Solo Percussion
Saturday April 30, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Event: Anna Lum’s Favorite Things (poetry reading, homemade sushi with black rice and
Octarrarium continues through April 30.