Inter Act Tion Hero
I just published a review of this show in the Ithaca Times. Here is an extract:
Inter Act Tion, a group show currently at the Tompkins County Public Library, comes to us with an ambitious goal. According to a statement by curator Pete Rush, art in the modern world has become too specialized an activity, too remote. This, he tells us, is in marked contrast to the situation of "indigenous cultures," wherein "art was an everyday activity, a means to decorate, celebrate and make special the tools, homes, stories, and rituals of daily life." The result of all this is a widespread sense of detachment from art's primal power. To counter this trend, the works in this show are to be "touched, played, worn, manipulated, and re-arranged," as well as looked at. How well does this concept fit the actual work?Here is the rest of the review. The David Estes videos I mentioned can be seen on his website, along with other examples of his work.
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