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January 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Throughout our galleries, artists have created performances and participatory experiences inspired by the exhibition “Designs for Different Futures”. View the future through their eyes and imagine your own possible futures.
Recommended for ages 18+
Special ticket required; limited availability
$28 public (members $22, student members & Young Friends $14)
All programs last 30 minutes unless otherwise noted.
6:00 p.m. Greetings
Representatives from the future offer a glimpse of “Tomorrowland”. Explore what’s in store. Featuring: Molly Hanulec, Andrew Whitenight, Zach Decker, Shannon Fahey, and Rose Luardo.
6:00–9:00 p.m. “Free Water” with Shelley Spector
In a choreographed performance, a machine-like, yet very human system bottles museum tap water in found containers and gives it as a gift. Free Water counters the convenience of waste and imagines an inefficient future in which the human hand is placed back into an automated process.
6:30–8:30 p.m. DIY Art: Makeup Tutorial with Ariel Versace
YouTube makeup-tutorial sensation Ariel Versace gives tips on perfecting your look while maintaining your digital anonymity. This program is inspired by CV Dazzle, which uses highly stylized face makeup and hairstyling to protect the wearer against CV (computer vision) face-detection technology.
6:45 & 7:45 p.m. Sound Workshop with Madam data
Join sound artist Ada Adhiyatma (aka Madam Data) for an interactive workshop on digital-interface design for audio instruments and its intersections with spirituality, bodily autonomy, and higher dimensional geometry.
6:45 & 7:45 p.m. “Bone, Fascia, Blood, and Breath” with Nicole Bindler
Take an experiential, interactive walk/wheel/dance through “Designs for Different Futures” with performing artist Nicole Bindler. Explore and celebrate the ways the human body’s gifts and needs have inspired works in this exhibition. All people, bodies, and abilities are welcome to participate.
7:00 & 7:45 p.m. Detour with Mary Maggic
How are bodies represented to fulfill gender norms? How do art and science shape our perceptions of gender? Mary Maggic explores representations of the body in the art of the past and speculates on possibilities for the future. Be sure to find Mary Maggic’s speculative video “Housewives Making Drugs” in the exhibition.
7:15 p.m. “AndroMeda” by Zornitsa Stoyanova
A journey through a futuristic dystopian psyche, “AndroMeda” comments on the lust for the new and shiny and the cost and gain of technology to our humanness. Choreographed by Stoyanova, this performance features Megan Bridge, Elba Hevia y Vaca, and Rhonda Moore.
7:30 p.m. “What Had Happened Was . . . : Narratives for Different Pasts” with Wit López
Ever looked at a work of art and wondered what stories aren’t being told? Wit López & TheyFolk lead an alternate journey through the American art galleries in this original performance of music, storytelling, and dance.
8:15–9:00 p.m. Space Sounds with Sun Ra Arkestra
Journey through chronos and cosmos with the legendary Arkestra, directed by Marshall Allen.
9:00–10:00 p.m. Dance Party with DJ AriCiano
Designer and sonic artist AriCiano spins throughout the evening and caps off the night with tunes to make you move.
Illustration by _jimmysimpson_