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In Plain Sight(site)

Fourteen artists conjur portals to other realities in an interdimensional train station. Part two of a short-run performance series, In Plain Sight(site), at Le Mondo.

From the Le Mondo Website:

Time & Location

May 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDTBaltimore, 406 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

About The Event

The veils between worlds are thin and we can easily slip through.

Last November, we found a trove of abandoned traveling trunks. Delivered from where? From who? Going where? When? Impossible thoughts filled our heads.

From these trunks, we asked ten artists to conjur portals to other realities

In part two of In Plain Sight(site), fourteen artists continue this exploration of doorways to other realities.  Shape-shifting between times and dimensions, these artists conjure visions that question our sight, embody the present impossible, and transport us into the unknown.

Join us on Saturday, May 22, 7PM – 9PM for a second night of performance and installation art.

Featuring

Bashi Rose, Michele Blu, Sun English Jr, Katie Macyshyn, Carly J Bales, Laure Drogoul, Joe Meduza, Sifu Sun, Lynn Hunter, Kelley Bell, Melissa Penley Cormier, Beth Yashnyk, Jim Doran, and Jenny O’Grady.

How to Participate

Sign up for a slot at 7PM or 7:45PM below. Slots are limited! During each time slot, small masked groups will be led throughout the performance and installations in the space. Tickets are $10. Performance times are approximately 45 minutes total. You’ll find us at 406 North Howard Street in the Bromo Arts District downtown. 

As always, if finances are a challenge, please contact us here to join! No one is turned away. 

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Found & Chosen: Letters

Following up on my previous Found & Chosen post, I found these letters over the course of several days’ walking. I’ve deducted that these were thrown away by contractors renovating an old house, and they must have blown out of a dumpster. I’ve obscured the corresponder’s names.

A todo list
The Back of a todo list

These scraps stirred my imagination, and I toyed with scripting them into an animation – both, literally read, and loosely based upon the content of these papers. I didn’t get anywhere interesting, so I’ll shelve the idea for now. The actual papers went into a time capsule my girlfriend made to archive the pandemic time in our life.

I find the following letters very intriguing!

Water based ink from a fountain pen, inspirational quotes, and a lost tobacco pouch. Love AND Joy.

I learned this about the Hudson River State Hospital.

The Hudson River State Hospital, is a former New York state psychiatric hospital which operated from 1873 until its closure in the early 2000s. The campus is notable for its main building, known as a “Kirkbride,” which has been designated a National Historic Landmark due to its exemplary High Victorian Gothic architecture, the first use of that style for an American institutional building. It is located on US 9 on the Poughkeepsie-Hyde Park town line.
The entire facility was built over the last three decades of the 19th century, at great cost. Once complete, it would be used as intended for much of the first half of the next century. As psychiatry moved away from inpatient treatments, it began to decline in use until its closure at century’s end. Today, it is slowly deteriorating out of public view as it awaits reuse.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_River_State_Hospital

There are fantastic photos of the hospital in various states of ruin – I’m not going to link to any sites, but a Google search will show wonderful photos.

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Found & Chosen

As I take my exercise though the pandemic, I often find small, curious, abandoned objects. Some of these, I bring home.

3 lego bricks and a bread tie
Rusty Bottle Cap
Frayed audio cable
Collection of trash - bread ties, lego, audio cable, old CD, a doll's shoe

I hope this finds you well.

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This makes me happy

2020 has some good stuff, too.
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Going Dark – Brentwood Arts Exchange

Hey folks!

Here’s a cool event that I’m participating in! I’m not on Facebook anymore, I just copy information from there:

Brentwood Arts Exchange is proud to announce Going Dark, a group video exhibition opening in the Main Gallery on Wednesday, July 23 accompanied by a vibrant virtual component, streaming to your homes through our digital platforms.

Viewing schedule to be released by email, with various works highlighted across online platforms throughout the duration of the exhibit. Closing reception will feature a watch party with all videos streamed in their entirety.

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This is the first group exhibition in which I’m presenting animation. Please check it out!