Zombie: A Mindless Affair
Curated by: Edra Soto
Also Project Wall Space:Irene Perez
C Through Outfit (Erik Brown, Catie Olsen, Carl Warnik and Dawn Reed)
Mindy Rose Schwartz
Susannah Kite Strang
Death by Design Co. (Teena McClelland and Michelle Maynard)
The Wiener Girls (Sydney Croskery and Katey Rafanello)
Jen Thomas and Bobby Lively
Jacob C. Hammes
Opening Friday October 23 from 6pm-10pm
October 23 - November 21, 2009
ABOUT: Zombie: A Mindless Affair
Celebrations that invite us to observe a historical occurrence are still strongly practiced in contemporary culture. Halloween, as celebrated is America, profoundly depicts the strongest features from gothic and horror literature, film, TV, and graphic arts. Among the repertoire of traditional characters, the zombie distinguishes itself for possessing the biology and behavior of a normal human being, yet lacks consciousness. This exhibition uses the vernacular of the mythological zombie as a starting point to engage in ideas of death, mindlessness and symbolisms for the occult and inexplicable. The term zombie also intends to address issues referring to the mindless self in a social spectrum: leading and following; acts of automatism and fanatic behaviors.
From 6:30-7:00pm on opening night:
Join author Scott Kenemore, artist Mindy Rose Schwartz and collaborators Teena McClelland and Michelle Maynard from Death by Design Co. in conversation. They will talk about the darkness that enlightens their work. Screening of the film made by Death by Design Co. immediately after the conversation. Moderated by Edra Soto.
** During the opening, Carl Warnick of C Through Outfit will be running a Zombie Movie Server that will share over 60 movies. From I walk with a Zombie (1943) to a telecine of Zombieland (2009). Bring laptops or thumb drives to get free films! (note: Films are between 700mb to 1.5gb)
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