Eyes of the Skin, Stroum Gallery, January 26, 2012 – February 4, 2012
The Henry welcomes media artist, Maja Petrić (PhD candidate, DXARTS), choreographer, Jennifer Salk (Associate Professor, Dance), and over 15 dancers for a 40-minute dance/mixed media installation that delves into the complex nature of tenderness.
This cross-departmental collaboration explores concepts of tenderness and fragility with a multi-sensory journey allowing viewers to experience the entire museum in unexpected ways. Upon entering the Henry viewers move through the interstitial spaces — hallways, stairwells, elevators, ramps — experiencing sound, light, and dance. These small environments create places of vulnerability, playfulness, intimacy, fragility and cruelty among a tightly knit group, choreographed by Salk.
Using light and projection technology, Petrić’s installations will appear in distinct locations in the Henry where the dancers interact. In the Stroum gallery, a large wall provides the backdrop to the main dance; it slowly “cracks” and discloses an illusion of a realm behind the wall.
*Performances are on January 26, 27, and February 2, 3 at 7:30PM and January 28, 29, and February 4 at 2:00PM. All performances are non-ticketed and free with museum admission.
*Petrić’s mixed media installation can be viewed from January 26 until February 4, 2012.