“Public Displays” [an interactive video installation and performance piece]

February 5, 2016
Times: 6-9pm
Venue: Flanders Art Gallery
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: Free

The public is invited to enter our version of Thomas Edison’s Black Maria studio and "give us a kiss" on camera, just like May Irwin and John Rice did for Thomas Edison Co. 120 years ago. The newly recorded videos will be projected in the gallery alongside the original 1896 film, all set to playful kiss-themed music, and will become part of a final video work that will mix Edison’s original film with the kisses recorded during the Public Displays installation.
Just show up any time between 6-9pm on "First Friday," Feb. 5, or between 5-9pm on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, and you can become part of "Public Displays." Or just come to see what it’s all about. We will provide you with a complimentary copy of your videoed kiss. The show will also on display throughout the month of Feb.
Artists: Louis Cherry, Marsha Gordon, Jason Paul Evans Groth, Josephine McRobbie and Trevor Thornton.

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