Pat Graney Company's House of Mind
In House of Mind, Artist Pat Graney will take the audience into the nature of how one conceives of memory. Memory is geometric and changes with the passage of time. How one remembers an event changes, according to the many factors that have either happened or have been remembered since its occurrence. We will create a complete world in a 5,000-square foot warehouse and invite the viewer into that world.
One wall of the space will feature a surface made entirely of buttons, encased in a stream of water. The use of mother-of-pearl buttons alludes to the idea of the history of button/shell trading as currency - and in House of Mind, memory is the currency that will create the space, and ultimately the viewers experience. Each area will have a different theme; there will be small dioramas; part displayed on video, part real. The space will also feature a wall constructed of many tiny cupboards containing thousands of miniature items. The viewer will be able to see some of the miniature items; others will remain obscured. This alludes to the way the mind catalogs experiences, some parts of which reveal themselves and some which remain outlined, but hidden from view.
Movement/Performance will take place throughout the space, but primarily at the open end of the space; the performance event will be approximately 70 minutes in length and will be of an episodic nature. The performance is directed to create an overlapping film-like sensibility, creating a specific dynamic, one which shows the cause and effect of image and memory. In this way, the performer is an actor in the memory, and the viewer is seen as the one who is remembering.
City Light Building
8th Ave. N and Valley St.
Seattle, WA 98109
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|