- March 12-15, 2014
- Thursday March 13 at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 & Saturday March 15 at 6:30
- Free & Open To The Public
The Crane Arts and Icebox Project Space are proud to present Public Works, an exhibition reimagining the usage and the notion of works in the Public Domain, featuring the staging and screening of several films now available for unrestricted use, and culminating in 4 scheduled performances of Timothy Belknap’s 72 Years to the Moon in the Icebox. The exhibition as a whole explores Public Domain as a concept: rather than a forfeiture of individual property, a place of free exchange.
72 Years to the Moon is an exploration of the screen as a site, as a stage where chance happenings and material studies collide. Reminiscent of the illusionistic feat of pioneering filmic experimentations and early lens-based technologies, the viewer witnesses sounds and motions resulting from the actions of unseen agents behind a three-dimensional screen. Creating a physical and conceptual model for being and relating in the moment, the work is a playful acknowledgment that the rules of rationality inevitably loosen when one attempts to conceive of an ever changing world. Transformations are best measured in moments and experiences, as our voyage in this world rarely ends that far from where it began.
The performance is undertaken by three brothers (Timothy, Matthew, and Bryan Belknap), as well as local performance artist Eileen Lillian Doyle.