Inspired by an open-ended psychological term, the exhibition, Altered States of Consciousness (ASC) features 16 artists whose work, although vast in approach, is aligned around the theme of reality versus ‘alternate’ realities. Neither utopic nor dystopic, but rather questioning, these artists explore precarious real estate, (non) identity and existentialism, technology and the effects of movement.
The strategy for ASC was to invite artists to play, in the sense of inviting artists to make a departure from their studio work, select an artwork description of any type, and explore the site context- the gallery, Lincoln Road, South Beach and Miami.
Including video, painting, photography, sound, gaming, sculpture, wall reliefs, ceramics, performance, and more, ASC reflects the multiplicity of approaches being explored by the artists at Oolite Arts today. From VR backdrops, to psychologically evocative imagery to physical body activation to creating a Miami Beach city department, ASC moves the viewer from one perceived reality to another, from viewer to accomplice.
Alba Fernanda Triana
Terence Price II
Frances Trombly + Lynne Golob Gelfman
Read the Altered States of Consciousness publication by Claire Breukel and Katherine Wald.
(Available in English and Spanish)