“Difficult times invite difficult gestures. By design, these exhibits remain close to art and distant from the other stuff. A book will be produced for each Kamikaze month.”

The Conjurer, Hieronymus Bosch, 16th Century

…a prelude to
The Life of Life

by Dorit Cypis, with magician Blake Applegate
July 17, 2012
7 – 9 PM

part of
PØST July 2012 Kamikaze Exhibits
Thirty-one Exhibits July 1 – 31, 7 – 9 PM, one each night

In the Golden Age of Magic, magicians travelled the world to entertain and brought back with them exotic affects of distant locations and cultures.

The Life of Life is a performative work including “sleight of hand” tricks that continues my aesthetic exploration of the uncanny nature of history and its volcanic movements through us and between us. The Life of Life is inspired by ineffable relationships between objects that have been left at my feet – five old, weathered, brown suitcases filled with six decades of snapshots and documents my family kept to frame life across many countries – constantly, incessantly, determinedly. Life is often filled with narrow escapes from the folds of history, much like the conjuring of sleight of hand.

The Life of Life will be developed over the next year – …a prelude to is presented at PØST.

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