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Exploded View: Maintenance & Repair

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  Exploded View announces its upcoming installation during November 2021  at The Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA In this second pandemic year, it feels essential to perform maintenance and repair individually,  and in community.  Art work for this show may reflect on processes of mending, reconstruction, redemption, fixing, rebuilding, healing, and transformation.  The show includes the new project by Exploded View: Bitter Sweet Feast and Exploded View curates a juried gallery show featuring work by artists on the theme of Maintenance & Repair.  Exploded View: Maintenance & Repair Schedule of events Saturday November 13, Sunday November 21, and Sunday November 28 :  Gallery event from 1 to 3 p.m., with a large screen showing of Bitter Sweet Feast at 2 p.m., with performative readings by Exploded View.  Light refreshments in the courtyard with artists from the gallery show.  Friday November 26 It’s about time for a Nap! Bring your mat and pillow into

Exploded View Call for Art

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Call for art:  Exploded View: Maintenance & Repair Exploded View Announces Call for Art  Exploded View is curating a community art exhibit in November 2021 at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls, MA. The theme of the show is Repair. Exploded View is a poetry-performance-art collaboration of local artists and writers, and their Call for Art asks fellow artists to consider the following: In this second pandemic year, it feels essential to perform maintenance and repair individually, and in community. Art work for this show may reflect on processes of mending, reconstruction, redemption, fixing, rebuilding, healing, and transformation. What strategies for individual and collective maintenance can be articulated by devoting ourselves to repair? Two and three dimensional works will be considered for the show, as space allows. The exhibit in the Great Hall of the Discovery Center will run from November 6 to December 1, 2021. Associated programming during November is planned

Exploded View: You Are Here, January 12, 2020 performance

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You Are Here You Are Here is an original piece of performance art composed by Exploded View and performed for a packed house at The Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls, Massachusetts on January 12, 2020.  The performance was held in conjunction with the opening reception of an art show, organized and juried by Exploded View, drawing on related themes. That gallery show, You Are Here: Explorations in Personal Cartography , featured the work of dozens of artists . What is this all about? A group of artists, women, awake from a nightmare to find themselves adrift on the rising seas brought by climate change, the din of the Trump presidency still ringing in their ears.  Where are they going? Where have they come from?  What do they make of this? You can watch the performance here . This work was part of a two month residency at The Great Falls Discovery Center, spanning January and February 2020.  The residency drew to a close just as the COVID-19 pandemic was forcing lockdowns

Freedom of Expression Worldwide Reading

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Exploded View made this video in solidarity with the Berlin Literature Festival 2020 Worldwide Reading for Freedom of Expression and Assembly in support of the activists working for democracy in Hong Kong and around the world.

You Are Here: Events

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You Are Here Photo credit: Julian Parker-Burns The Exploded View residency at The Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls, Mass., includes a juried exhibition of more than two dozen artists, a performance, generative work and a series of related events. YOU ARE HERE: EVENTS with Exploded View   —  January and February, 2020 — January 5–February 29 — You Are Here Community Art Exhibit Work by regional artists in multiple media exploring maps, the significance of place, and movement across boundaries. January 12, 1–3 p.m. — You Are Here: Reception and Performance Artists’ reception for the juried community show at 1 p.m., followed at 2 p.m. by a new performance by Exploded View members Trish Crapo, Edite Cunhã, Candace Curran, Nina Rossi and Samantha Wood.  January 19, 1–3 p.m. — Put Your Story on the Map  A community mapping project focusing on Turners Falls that combines personal history with visions for the future. January 26, 1–3 p.m. — Napping These ar

You Are Here: Nightmare USA

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You Are Here Nightmare USA Exploded View member Nina Rossi created this short film, Nightmare USA , while we were developing the performance piece, You Are Here . It is part of the larger piece, and stands on its own.  Music for the film includes Nina Rossi playing cigar box slide bass and Whamola bass, with Ben Sears on drums. Audio includes news clips:  PRI The World’s Carolyn Beeler’s coverage of the collapse of Thwaites Glacier: https://interactive.pri.org/2019/05/antarctica/thwaites-glacier-collapse.html WBUR's story on Sharon Lerner's reporting in The Intercept on the myth of recycling: https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/09/20/how-to-recycle-plastic Jane Fonda on the urgency required for climate action: https://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=19-P13-00050&segmentID=3 BBC World News recorded live Saturday evening, Jan. 4, 2019.

You Are Here: Directory of Artists

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You Are Here      Explorations in Personal Cartography         A juried art exhibit curated by Exploded View January 5-February 29, 2020         The Great Falls Discovery Center Turners Falls, Massachusetts * In the fall of 2019 Exploded View sent out a call for art,  asking these questions: Where do you live? Where are you from? Where do you dream? How do you find your way? What takes you in and out of a place?  Where are your borders?  Who gets to make the map?  And who gets left out? Do maps lie? This exhibition is the response. * Directory of artists Mishael Coggeshall-Burr  Paris Alley oil on canvas; $2,200 Rue Bonaparte oil on canvas; $2,200 NYC cathedral alley oil on canvas; $1,800 Mishael's three works investigate different resolutions of images of city landscapes under different lighting situations, two of Paris and one of NYC.  With details obscured, we are left with optical essentials, int