New Installation Projects by Interdisciplinary MFA Students Unveiled

Two collaborative installations featuring students in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Media MFA and Book and Paper Arts MFA programs will open October 13. The effects of time on the installations will be celebrated in a closing reception Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Artwork: Juliana Piscitiello / Photo: Mike St. John

Susceptible (featuring work by Michelle Korte Leccia, Juliana Piscitiello, Alexa Rittichier, and Marz Price) presents a collaborative installation of sensory encounters. The audience will be guided through a constructed space that plays on the body memory of private experiences. An auxiliary Reflective room invites participants to relate their impressions of how the installation engaged them through the lens of remediation, and how the sensory experience affected them emotionally.

Transmute features work by Elizabeth Isakson-Dado, Trisha Martin, and Michael LaHood, and presents a kinetic environment highlighting the process of nature reacting to toxins caused by industry. Over a span of one week, the materials that form the installation—blocks of ice, frozen pigment, falling seeds, and mushroom spores contained within handmade paper—will melt, take root, change and grow, with elements of video and drawing anchoring the work. Only by visiting and revisiting the site will viewers be able to note the destruction, disappearance, and regrowth.

Both installations will be on view October 13 – 14 and October 17-18, 2011
at 916 South Wabash Avenue, 2nd floor (room 207—Susceptible; room 205—Reflective)

Viewing hours are 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Closing Reception: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.