Apr. 23, 2014 by Marina Melendez
Exhibition: Sense Impressions: Experiencing Art Through Interactivity
On View: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12-6 pm ONE DAY ONLY
Live Performance: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12-1 pm
Admission: Free & Open to the Public
Location: Wesleyan University
Davidson Art Center, 2nd Floor
301 High Street, Middletown, Connecticut
Exhibition and performance curated by Wesleyan University student Sophie Becker explores audience participation in art through works by Miles Cornwall, Angus Macdonald, Torie White, Jackie Soro and Yatta Zoker. Sense Impressions, a one-day exhibition and performance event taking place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 with performances from 12pm to 1pm, includes works that utilize audio, video, visual art, and performance to explore what it means to interact with a viewer, giving a broad way of looking at different methods of artist-viewer connection. This exhibition tackles themes of the brutality in honesty, traces left behind, and the duality between the natural and the synthetic. Sense Impressions celebrates immersing the viewer into an artistic experience through the incorporation and engagement of the senses.
Situating the performances and exhibition in the second floor of the Wesleyan Davidson Art Center brings this presentation into the context of an art space and places it in a building whose abandoned ambiance wills audience members to enter and explore. The artists will be, for the most part, together in one space, allowing not only for the viewer to interact with the works, but for the different works to play off of each other.
This exhibition and performance is the culmination of an independent study project on the History of Exhibitions and Curatorial Practices with Professor Liena Vayzman in the Wesleyan Department of Art and Art History, with the support of Davison Art Center and Curator Clare Rogan.