ARC in the DARK:
Engaging with the “Arc of the Viral Universe: A Notebook Project”
Exhibition of Notebooks
Studio Theater in Exile @ Hudson Valley MOCA – June 1 – 30, 2023
Hours: Thursdays & Sundays 11-5
Organized by artist, Carla Rae Johnson in collaboration with Arc of the Viral Universe “Arc-ists,” and with Studio Theater in Exile at Hudson Valley MOCA 1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY
Interactive Event: Sunday, June 11, 2023 – 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Participants will share a real-time experience of turning and reading notebook pages via a large-scale projection in the theater. Notebook creators (“arc-sts”) will offer insights into how these notebooks illuminate their unique experience of the turbulent months of 2020/2021.
Then, just as during the early days of the pandemic, we will find ourselves in total darkness!
Participants, in turn, will use a small light to illuminate their notebooks through reading and descriptions of the imagery. The audience will be invited to join in, sharing from a notebook they have chosen.
Notebooks created by: Karen Allen – Inez Andrucyzk – Anne E. Bruce – Jo-Ann Brody – Angela Carrozza – Laurel Garcia Colvin – Linda Cunningham – Patricia Dahlman – Maria DeLaney – Beth DeWitt – Maureen Dillon – Flori Doyle – Linda Jean Fisher – Marcy B. Freedman -Wendie Garber Bonnie Glauber – Steve Jacoby- Claudia Jacques – Carla Rae Johnson – Barbara Lipp – Mary McFerran G. Ray Mak – Brook Maher – Willie Marlowe – Susan Obrant – Amie Oliver – Bonnie Peritz – Francine Perlman – Pearl Rosen Golden – Cristina Ramos-Payne – Jacqueline Rivera – Sharon Rubinstein – Ann Shapiro – Devin Siglock – Barbara Suggs – Peg Taylor – Lavinia Wiggins – Dava Frog Wing