Djerassi Resident Artists Program

 

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Beacon

A Site, Light and Time Specific Installation
by Jeremiah Barber

Join artist Jeremiah Barber on a special guided tour of his installation Beacon, created during his April stay at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program.

DATES:
Friday June 12th 8:15pm
Wednesday June 17th 8:15pm

TICKETS: $25. (Reservations held at door )
Reservations limited to 12 people
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BEACON, A Site, Light and Time Specific Installation

Explorers over the last three centuries have navigated dark sea waters aided by a sextant, which bounces light off of two mirrors. In Beacon, artist Jeremiah Barber uses reflection to create an installation inspired by the night-traveler, a person for whom getting lost in the landscape can be a revelation of the self. Built over the course of a month at Djerassi's Resident Artist Program, the audience encounters Beacon in complete darkness and one at a time. Small groups join Barber to hike out from the dramatic mountain landscape of the Santa Cruz Mountains, arriving at a redwood grove along Harrington Creek. The journey to encounter this piece––the downward slope of the hillside, the rolling fog, the owls hunting from the trees––is integral to the experience of self-reflection. Barber's work is an intimate encounter, drawing on external forces, reversing internal emotion, and providing an unseen perspective of the self.

 

        
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
2325 Bear Gulch Road  
Woodside, CA 94062

650 747-1250
drap@djerassi.org
www.djerassi.org


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