Mary Walling Blackburn
What role do the story and the picture play in our encounter with the world? What if these are broken, stuttered out, or haltingly interrupted? Do they still serve us as faithful representations of what is if we cannot count on their whole-ness or their seamless-ness? What is the use of a narrative that betrays its vulnerability to the course of time, to accident, or to failure?
The seven artists in A study of interruptions assume that the moments when a story fails to hold together allow for synthesis between a picture of the world and the world we are living in. An interruption is a brief interval during which agency is possible.
Wednesday, October 31st, 6:30pm - 9pm
Screening + discussion of Kerry Downey’s work
Performative lecture by artist Chris Domenick
Performance of 2 of 24 Psychoanalytic Acts: Therapy for The End by Mary Walling Blackburn.
A study of interruptions is a Ramapo Curatorial Prize exhibition. The Prize is awarded each year to a graduating student at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.