GLITTERHEART // lunation


On view July 8 - August 7, 2011
Opening reception Friday July 8, 6pm - 9pm
Performances Saturday July 9, 7pm & Sunday July 10, 11am

For the first and only time in 2011, the month of July will bear witness to a complete lunation – a full lunar cycle between two new moons. During this transformation, the moon’s gravitational forces will cause the Earth’s larger bodies of water to rise and fall and will, perhaps, compel similar tides within our bodies. For Lunation, Glitterheart explores this latter belief and journeys through a cosmic landscape of astrological influences where geology merges with physiology, and performance and installation weave into ethereal layers of soil, skin, and rock.

Glitterheart is a collaboration between individuals with a focus on interactive, responsive, and visually oriented live art.

Jess Hirsch lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she is currently pursuing an MFA in sculpture at the University of Minnesota. Hirsch’s work has been shown at Portland’s Fontanelle Gallery and the Artistery, the University of Michigan, and Minneapolis’ Pop Saw the Need. She previously exhibited at Nationale in May 2010. This upcoming August, Hirsch will be an artist-in-residence at the Elsewhere Collaborative in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Emma Lipp lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has directed, designed, performed, and produced most recently at Portland’s Lewis and Clark College, Nationale, False Front Gallery, Emerson Space Case, Performance Works NW, and Estonia’s MoKS Center for Art and Social Practice. She currently works at Prune Restaurant in the East Village and is writing for The Diner Journal about her performance as an Estonian housewife.

Matt Marble is working towards his PhD in Music Composition at Princeton University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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