Space and Place Performance and Installations

Two separate performance and installations are running simultaneously at the InterArts spaces at 916 South Wabash Avenue. Piscitiello’s piece Suspended Illuminations will be open to the public during regular gallery hours (3:00-7:00 p.m.) from November 9 to 14, with performances from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 14, and 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Monday Nov. 14. Rittichier’s Liminal Breath will be open during performance times only. The closing reception will be Tuesday, November 15, 5:30–7:30 p.m., where both artists will be available to discuss their work.

Piscitiello’s Suspended Illuminations is a performative installation that endeavors to manifest the intimate labyrinth of the mind. Mirror fragments, invisible ink, and black lights construct an immersive exploratory space. Each day, the artist will spontaneously invite impromptu text from her internalized stream of consciousness to the external world. Visitors can interact with the installation, using black lights to explore the space and discover what gradually surfaces.

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Alexa Rittichier, detail from Liminal Breath

In contrast, Rittichier’s Liminal Breath presents a transformation to the viewer. Like many creation stories throughout history, her performance-based installation begins with earth and breath, and the intimate environment invites observation of the daily alteration of a space where the body is allowed to inform the mind in a rediscovery process. Daily performances inside a transparent cheesecloth structure will alter the space leading up to a final performance by the artist at the closing reception.

Private showings by appointment.

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