Rebecca Krinke (Landscape Architecture) has created a new public art project entitled Visitation which explores memory and forgetting. Visitation includes three components: a sculptural installation, a performance and four weekly "excursions" -- public outreach events open to all.
Krinke says a trip to Alcatraz in April 2010 was inspirational for the Visitation installation. In particular an area at the prison called "visitation," which was for prisoners to talk with visitors, via small, heavy glassed "portholes" in a pink wall.
The sculptural installation and performance will be held at Rosalux Gallery where the exhibition runs February 3-26, 2011. The performance will be included in the opening reception on February 4, 2011.
For more information about Visitation, go to http://visitation.posterous.com.
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