Ilana Halperin at the EFA Gallery

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Date/Time: 11/07/2006 12:00 am

From Natasa:
Save the Date and pass it on!
Ilana Halperin will be a presenting a lecture, Emergent Landmass (a
chronicle of disappearance), at the EFA Gallery in conjunction with the
exhibition How I Finally Accepted Fate. This stateside appearance by Ms.
Halperin, (based in Glasgow) offers a rare treat for New Yorkers. Details
Elaine Tin Nyo
Artistic Director, EFA Gallery
When: July 11, 2006 7PM
Where: EFA Gallery, 323 West 39th Street 2nd Floor, NYC 10018
Seating is limited, reservations are suggested: gallery@efa1.org
Ilana Halperin‚s work explores the relationship between geological phenomena
and daily life. Whether boiling milk in a 100 degree Celsius sulphur spring
in the crater of an active volcano, celebrating her birthday with a landmass
of the same age or recording the sound of a melting glacier, the geologic
history and environmental situation specific to the locale directly informs
the development of each piece. Previous endeavours have taken her from the
Karst Mountains in Guanxi, China and cave networks in Kentucky to the slopes
of Stromboli mid-eruption.
In her lecture at EFA Gallery, Ilana will provide an anecdotal history of
volcanoes from around the world, charting an unexpected chain of
increasingly interconnected personal and geological events. An island that
disappeared in 1831, a eulogy to an early volcanic photographer and an
upcoming expedition to the region of Heilprin Land in the North of Greenland
will all feature. The talk will be accompanied by archival footage of the
1973 Eldfell volcanic eruption on the Icelandic island of Heimaey, courtesy
of the Global Volcanism Program at the Smithsonian Institution.
Ilana Halperin was born in New York in 1973 and is currently based in
Glasgow. She completed her MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2000. Recent
exhibitions and projects include Where the Wild Things Are, Dundee
Contemporary Arts; Nomadic Landmass, doggerfisher, Edinburgh; Drawing Links,
The Drawing Room, London; Annotations (bronnen), Public Holiday Projects,
Expodium, Utrecht and a residency at the Camden Arts Centre in London.
Recent lectures have taken place at The Whitney Museum at Altria (delivered
by artist Adam Putnam), The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo and
the Geological Society, London.
More about Ilana Halperin: http://www.ilanahalperin.com/
How I Finally Accepted Fate is curated by Jason Murison and presented by the
EFA Gallery, a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, with
additional support from The Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, The Helen
Keeler Burke Charitable Foundation, and Peter C. Gould.
The EFA Gallery is located in the EFA Studio Center in mid-town Manhattan.
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