Participating Artists: Brook Caballero, Dana Carlson, Orly Cogan, Sean Cavanaugh, Kirsten Deirup, Franklin Evans, Philip Knoll, Jenny Laden, Dona Lief, Jeffrey Milstein, Amy Ross, and Paul Villinski.
Technically speaking, flight plans are filed by pilots with the local Aviation Authority prior to flying an aircraft to a destination. The flight plans include basic anticipated information such as departure and arrival points, estimated time of arrival, alternate airports in case of bad weather, the pilot’s name, and number of passengers. These plans additionally provide a way of alerting rescuers if the scheduled flight is overdue.
The symbolic notion of a flight plan can be described as the need to travel or escape (be it emotionally, spiritually, or physically) which seems to be an element of the ever complicated human condition. Whether we “fly away” on a mental vacation, leave reality behind by imbibing mind altering chemicals, or literally mobilize from one place to another for a change of scenery, we all have our own escapes. For “Flight Plan”, each participating artist brings his/her own interpretation to the show’s name sake, with some literally addressing the concept of flight, while others explore the metaphoric possibilities of the subject.