Date/Time: 31/05/2003 12:00 am
IN THE WOODS:
a tragic love story
May 31 – June 28, 2003
Opening Night: Saturday, May 31, 9pm-midnight (free)
Open every Saturday night in June, 9pm-midnight: $10
5 NIGHTS IN A LIVING BREATHING FOREST
WITH UNREQUITED TANGO, HUMAN TAXIDERMY,
SERENADES, STORMS, AND SASQUATCH.
An eternal twilit forest inhabited by the creatures of heartbreak is brought to life
in living installations and performances by multiple New York artists and musicians.
On Saturday nights, from May 31 to June 28, visitors to this victorian salon and art
gallery will get lost in a dark woodland imbued with flashing specters of cerulean
and garnet light, where shadowy beings dwell amidst yearning beasts, romantic
narratives of accordion, cello and violin, ephemeral projections, and the feral
murmurs of fairytales gone mournfully awry.
In “Otherness”, artist Kate Fenker is a snowhite sasquatch who over many nights
fashions her dark counterpart from twigs and hair; in an elaborate diaroma inspired
by the Museum of Natural History, Liz McGarrity offers herself up as human taxidermy
in the “Habitat of Disappointed Love”; Nicole Pilar is entombed in a filmy web, a
woman forever coccooned; in Christina Dallas’ installation, a ragdoll martyr
sacrifices herself to heal the broken wild birds of love; Karen Dolmanisth’s
supernatural disembodied wedding dress rises up from an alchemical landscape;
Jessica Grindstaff’s doorway of lost love enshrouds sorrow and starlit songbirds;
Laura Paris’ fantastically carved forest archway breathes haunting arias towards
those who enter; Beauty and the Beast are wickedly reinvented; and along the forest
edge, sisters Adrienne and Danielle Truscott dance the unrequited tango of Deidre
1080 Manhattan Ave.
(betw. Eagle and Dupont)
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
(G-Train to Greenpoint Ave.)