Light Year 47: Tales of Diverted Reality
Thursday, March 7th, 2019, Dusk - 10pm
The Triangle at Pearl Street and Anchorage Place
Featured artists: Chen Wang, James Hopkins & Tori Carr, Meredith Drum, Jonathan Sims, Marisa Adesman & Christian Berman
Curated by Peter Fulop & Brigitta Veradi
Tales of Diverted Reality is a collection of short stories exploring perceptions of reality from ancient to contemporary, from the individual point of view. Tales can estrange the reader, in this case the viewer from the real world & allows him or her to deal with deep- rooted psychological problems and anxiety provoking incidents to achieve anatomy. Tales of Diverted Reality jumps between circling endlessly around a candy colored amusement park, the vastness of Las Vegas and the authenticity within its deception, consumer- driven visual culture that dominates many commercial worlds created with 3D computer software, visual invocation of a spell formula from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and a feminist re-adaptation of the Bluebeard fairytale.
ChaNorth, Chashama's upstate artist residency has been located in the Hudson Valley since 2006. Chashama, a New York City-based nonprofit organisation, supports artists by giving them space to create and present their work, while fostering community development through the arts. Participating artists are selected from 2018 Summer Residency Program.