Lita Albuquerque: 20/20 Accelerando
Sunday, January 24
4 to 6 p.m.
Performances will be held at 4:10 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.
USC Fisher Museum of Art
University Park Campus
Admission is free. Reservations required. Space for performances is limited. RSVP for the performances beginning Wednesday, January 6, at 9 a.m. To RSVP for the reception only, click here.
In 20/20: Accelerando, Albuquerque merges film, sound and performance to tell the story of a 25th century female astronaut who lands on Earth in the year 6,000 BC with a mission to seed interstellar consciousness on the planet. Upon entering Earth’s atmosphere, she forgets her mission: “Where was I? And why was I awakening at this moment, on this planet?”
Arrayed throughout the galleries, Albuquerque’s imagery carries the viewer out of the everyday and into a space of wonderment, triggering memory and mystery. Working in close collaboration with the artist Robbie C. Williamson, who also composed original scores for the film and performance, the installations trace complex metaphors of space, loss and community – pillars that have long anchored Albuquerque’s practice.
Director Selma Holo welcomes Grant Johnson, USC Dornsife Doctoral Fellow, as curator of 20/20: Accelerando.
Exhibition runs through April 10, 2016.