Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 11 March 2016

Opening reception on Friday, March 11 from 5:30 – 7:30pm,

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents Octarrarium which represents the latest iteration of large scale video installation systems developed by collaborators Kevin Harris and Chad Eivins. The piece will serve as both a gallery installation and a platform for sound performance. A multi-sensory and immersive environment, Octarrarium, is created by encompassing the viewer within eight large projections of live, interactive video.

Inside Octarrarium, every movement and sound made will affect the surroundings, controlling an image blend of live cameras and analog video synthesis. The result can be personal or communal and is dependent on everything and everyone within the fortified structure. It is the relationship between art, public, and environment that is being reorganized and reconsidered.

At its core, Octarrarium demonstrates that art is not restricted to objects and commodities. It can be extended to an idea, an emotion, and most importantly, a shared human experience.  
In addition to an experiential gallery installation, Octarrarium will host collaborative events with many St. Louis artists.

Friday March 25, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Kevin Harris - Electronics, Alex Cunningham – Solo Violin

Saturday April 16, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Event: Alternate Reality Pancake Brunch (Rob Severson as Pancake Master)

Friday April 22, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Dr Mabuse – Electronics, Dave Stone – Solo Saxophone

Friday April 29, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Chad Eivins – Electronics, Rich O’Donnell – Solo Percussion

Saturday April 30, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Event: Anna Lum’s Favorite Things (poetry reading, homemade sushi with black rice and pineapple drink)
                                Octarrarium continues through April 30th.

GALLERY HOURS Mon through Fri from 10am to 5pm; Sat and Sun 12 to 5pm. 
The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)
6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking


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