at TSL Gallery
434 Columbia Street
Viewing and reception: Thursday, August 30, 5:30-7pm
Work-in-progress installation available for viewing: August 17-30
during TSL operating hours, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
& evening/weekend events
REWILDERMENT is an interdisciplinary collaboration between C. Ryder Cooley and Sarah Falkner, utilizing performance, installation, photography and process-based media. http://rewilderment.tumblr.com/
The project began in the fall of 2011 with a series of video and performance/ritual pieces. At TSL Gallery, Cooley & Falkner will be building an active working space/work-in-progress Installation Lair in the gallery throughout August. Cooley and Falkner’s Installation Lair can be visited during TSL operating hours, and the public is invited to attend a viewing and reception on Thursday, August 30th, 5:30-7pm.
REWILDERMENT is a Dreamtime whose inhabitants and visitors transgress borders of time, space, identity, gender and species. Transpersonal and transpecies consciousness, communication and cooperation guide REWILDERMENT’s inhabitants, who facilitate their ruptures between dimensions with a ritual sigil that is coded map, gateway and hypnotic trigger; the sigil is inscribed in artificial materials, organic elements and REWILDERMENT’s human custodians’ flesh. Symbolic actions are taken in one dimension to effect change in another in the interest of reclaiming and liberating the contained and constrained, and a basic drive towards transmutation. Visitors can enter or encounter REWILDERMENT via various media appealing to different senses and modes, and stations within the installation/process lair have simultaneous documentary, navigational and oracular functions.
C. Ryder Cooley is an inter-disciplinary artist, performer and musician. She plays in a chimeric band called Ryder & Hazel and works at Time and Space Limited in Hudson, NY. www.crydercooley.com
Sarah Falkner is a writer, artist, and licensed practitioner of healing arts. Her first novel Animal Sanctuary won the 7th Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction and was released in 2011. www.sarahfalkner.com
Photographic documentation for the REWILDERMENT project has been contributed by Shannon Taggart and Nicholas Kahn.
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