Friday, August 27, 2010

The Ice Next Time

Marjorie Barrick Museum
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas 89154

Opening Reception: August 27th 6 – 8pm"The Ice Next Time"
Exhibition by Stephen Hendee

"... an exhibition of fictional post-apocalypse textiles,clothing, and artifacts. The objects are presented with post-dated interpretive panels describing the narrative arc of catastrophe, social disruption, and civilization's eventual return. Hendee said about the project,'This exhibition subverts speculative representations of the apocalypse to highlight the dependence we have on digital media, which has augmented our collective memory and experience.' In our world filled with mass media entertainment, virtual communities, and instantaneous communication, this exhibition focuses the viewer to consider what it would be like to experience a world returned to direct interaction,unassisted memory, and cultural autonomy."

Through October 23

[text from museum website. Graphic from CAC blog.]

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