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Dark Room

chashama 217 Art Space
217 East 42nd Street
October 31 - November 2, 2011
Reception: Monday, October 31, 5 - 9 PM
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Monday, October 31st, 5-9pm Tuesday November 1st, 6-9pm Wednesday November 2nd, 6-9pm

The Dark Room is an installation operated by the visitor’s imagination. In a world bombarded with violent imagery we have become numb. Nothing we physically create can compare to the images of our mind. The Dark Room will ask the visitor to question what they are afraid of.

Visitors to the Dark Room are invited to travel through a pitch-black maze. With their sense of sight removed, they must place their trust in only the rope to guide them along. Visitors will use their remaining heightened senses to travel throughout the room, encountering obstacles that both disorient and challenge the participant. When the journey ends, the visitors are guided out, and handed a token to remind them of the power of their own mind.

Visitors can experience the Dark Room for three nights only!

For more info: Jonathan Grassi (e) [email protected] or Lori Zimmer (e)[email protected]

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Jonathan Grassi: Born: Norway, Maine 1980. Jonathan Grassi eceieved a BFA in photography from Parsons School of Design in 2002. He has exhibited his work at Apex Art, Real Art Ways and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Grassi currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. He creates familiar, yet unsettling scenes that confront vulnerability.

Lori Zimmer Lori Zimmer is a freelance curator and art consultant, having exhibited at Scope New York, Scope Miami, Collective Hardware and National Arts Club. She is also a freelance writer for Patrick McMullan Magazine,, and her very own NYC art history travel guide, Art Nerd New York. Zimmer lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and can be found walking over the Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan frequently.
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