Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries
Durand Art Institute, North Campus
MWF 2 - 5 p.m.
Weekends 1 - 5 p.m.
There’s No Place Like Time is a novel you can walk through. It takes the form of a real retrospective of videos dedicated to the career of Alana Olsen, one of America’s most overlooked experimental video artists who never existed. An interplay of videos, texts, objects, and interventions, There’s No Place Like Time forms a multimodal installation that translates Alana’s life (which began as a fictional character in Lance Olsen’s novel, Theories of Forgetting (2014), based on Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty) into a three-dimensional reality. Our collaboration explores the relationship between the visual and the verbal as it redefines the page, the novel and gallery space. As well, There’s No Place Like Time thematically investigates the problematics of identity construction and historical knowledge.
Sonnenschein Gallery, Durand Art InstitutePerformances Open to the Public