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An imperfect approximation of the universe as a whole. Exhibition + performance situations @ SPACE Gallery need production support.
An imperfect approximation of the universe as a whole. Exhibition + performance situations @ SPACE Gallery need production support.
48 backers pledged $3,700 to help bring this project to life.

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the 181 is Brandon Boan, Abby Donovan, Tom Hughes, Jason Rhodes

3 months at SPACE for this imperfect approximation of the universe as a whole.

We have the sailboat, a volunteer squadron serenade of Vespas, a gilded E, a heliographic translation of Borges's Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote, and numerous half-silvered mirrors.  Among other things. But we still need to construct more instruments of observation, a river of liquid clay, a magic carpet of sorts, and some way to begin to compensate our incredible team of collaborators: noise artist, sound engineer, musicians, photographer, and videographer.

The 181composes perceptual and situational architectures which expand, contract, or reassemble as information sloshes about. Feedback, looping layers, and material floods of this, the permeable present. It is well-known that symmetry on a plane suggests volume to the mind, but we are nevertheless surprised that even the oddest, unnatural, un-anticipatable symmetries communicate volume.  We postulate that an existential volume is equivalent to its echoes.

Circle of Commotion and Moving Pauses is the first opportunity that we have had for such a long-term occupation of an entire gallery (organic, shifting, and indeterminate as it may be). Help us go to town.

Want to see some maquettes, models, and training stations?

Want to see something from our past performs?

the like of this bell there is not in the world, NCCA St Petersburg, Russia
the like of this bell there is not in the world, NCCA St Petersburg, Russia
oh I think I know where the green ray goes, ICA Philadelphia
oh I think I know where the green ray goes, ICA Philadelphia

OPENING IN PITTSBURGH FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2012.

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