Saturday, October 10, 2015
5PM - 8PM
Reading by Renetta Sitoy followed by Cake Cutting
Performances by Jana Rumberger
Graven Images examines how the concept of idolatry is defined. The first part of the exhibition explores idolatry through the lens of modern literature. In texts like Animal Farm, ceremonial objects, texts, and animals become objects of worship or stand-ins for specific facets of human nature.
The second part of Graven Images evaluates idolatry through religion, superstition, and cults; in other words, beliefs or practices that may be deemed by others to be threatening or illogical. Taking this perspective, the focus of the worship is not specific to animals, but rather, a variety of objects or behaviors which could range from things in nature (for example, Native American animism) to prayer (as in Christianity).
Graven Images will be a participatory installation, with a live reading, performance, and cake-cutting ceremony. Edible objects and limited edition prints will be available for sale.