Wednesday, 8 December 2010
HAND HELD LAVA AT CELL PROJECT SPACE
On Thursday the 2nd, we went to a performance lecture at Cell Project Space given by the artist and volcano fantasist Ilana Halperin. We found the format of a performance/ lecture every interesting- pulling the viewer into a personal relationship to the speaker, sharing in her stories and experiences- Along with the video installation behind her, the viewer was able to flit between watching the footage of volcanoes and watching the performer read from her diary- meaning that you were able to share in her amazement at seeing the beauty and almost terrifying power of the living mountains. The exhibition was a collaboration between the artist, curator and art writer, Andrew Patrizio and archeologist Karen Holmberg.
Cell Project Space (http://www.cellprojects.org/content/hand-held-lava)