Exhibition walk-through with the artists as part of ArtWeek, May 5, 4-5pm
Closing reception and Worries Bash ceremony, June 15, 7-9pm
Worries Bash is an interactive installation consisting of recorded worries collected from hundreds of people and presented as part of a continuous audio portrait emanating from fragile papier-mâché sculptures, inspired by piñatas. When attendees tap or hit the sculpture a worry will come into focus so that it can be heard clearly before again submerging into an abstract murmur. Following the 2016 election Caitlin & Misha began asking people what they are worried about. There are many social situations where it’s unacceptable to express these emotions, even when they are the thoughts weighing most heavily on one’s mind. This project is an opportunity to collect various types of worries and consider the emotional cycles which they express. Worries Bash will culminate with a ceremonial destruction of the sculptures as a means to share and release worries. This pairing of worries with celebration aims to provide some insight into the complexities of the anxieties we live with.
Additionally the exhibition includes a series of visualizations and sonifications generated from both the collected worries archive as well as worry-related Internet searches.
The public is invited to record worries at https://worries.io which will be integrated into the audio installation throughout the exhibition.