May 24 – June 22, 2024
Mirrors: The Intersection of Movement, Music, and Introspection curated by Katrina Walker
Digital interactive sculpture. What’s that? It depends. Like the theory of relativity, it depends on where you stand—what you see is different from the person next to you, or across the room from you. And not in a metaphorical way, but the actual mechanics of your eyes and workings of the sculpture. But wait, immerse yourself in the exhibit—become part of it. You will get a chance to have yourself projected and integrated, becoming part of the artwork.
This exhibit, curated by Katrina Walker, is an art exhibit featuring a digital, interactive sculpture and (on opening night) a perfect storm of art, dance, and live music.
One day Katrina Walker wrote down in detail a vision, a dream that wouldn’t let her go. The symbolism of introspection inspired her so deeply that she wanted others to experience it. So, to make the dream a reality, she sought to bring gifted strangers with larger-than-life talent together for one night only.
On the evening of May 24, 2024, Richmond art lovers will experience an undeniably rare collaboration and can return to this interactive exhibit through June 22nd to create their own “reflections” and “see” themselves in a new way.
The exhibit uses a theme of mirrors as a symbol of self-reflection and introspection. As you participate, investigate the borderline and contrasts between digital and analog worlds, the virtual and physical experience. Investigate order versus chaos. The first of this series, Rozin’s Wooden Mirror explores the inner workings of image creation and human visual perception.
Danny Rozin, an educator and award-winning artist, creates awe-inspiring, interactive sculptures and digital art. He is a professor at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Fabian Almazan, recently accepted into Harvard University, is a grammy-nominated jazz pianist/composer who promotes the understanding of (and positive impact on) the interdependence and connectedness among humans and our planet.
Radio B is a revered emcee, entrepreneur, and purveyor of excellence. He builds organizations and platforms that entertain, nurture artists’ growth, and enrich hip-hop culture.
Roberto Whitaker aka Aero, da Avatar, a hip-hop artist/rapper, and choreographer/dancer, is a compelling storyteller who has danced with the Hiplet Ballerinas dance company, the Latin Ballet of Virginia and with (and in tribute to) the renowned duo, Les Twins.
Kat Vivaldi is a talented artist and filmmaker with experience in feature films and a background in interactive digital art.
Treen (organizer) developed a love for the arts at a young age in the public school system. She played in the symphonic band, orchestra, jazz band, marching band, the pit orchestra for plays/musicals, sang in gospel choirs and continued music education in college (major in business/minor in music).
Mary Puart is a Vaganova Ballet Academy graduate and has performed, danced and choreographed all over the world. In her vlog, Mary explores topics such as certain harmful aspects of ballet culture and extreme body standards. She is a compassionate advocate for a healthy (non-toxic) pursuit of artistry.
The exhibit and experience will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.