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Participant Inc.
253 East Houston Street, 212-254-4334
East Village / Lower East Side
February 10 - February 12, 2006
Reception: Friday, February 10, 7 - 9 PM
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Featuring: Betsy Aaron (US), Jan Albers (GER), Domenick Ammirati (US), Fia Backström (SWE/US), Terry Berkowitz (US), Sarah Browne and Gareth Kennedy (IRE), Horacio Cadzco (MEX), Paul Chidester and Helen O’Leary (US/IRE), Ann Craven (US), Clémentine Deliss (UK), John Duncan (N.IRE), Jacob Dyrenforth (US), Matias Faldbakken (NOR), Maxi Geil! (US), Tue Greenfort (DEN/GER), Fritz Haeg (US), Ellen Harvey (UK/US), David Hatcher (NZ/US/GER), Geka Heinke (GER), Matt Keegan (US), Lisa Kirk (US), Elizabeth Kolbert (US), Atta Kwami (GH), Lasse Lau (DEN), Miranda Lichtenstein (US), Polonca Lovsin (SLO), Robert Melee (US), My Barbarian (US), Priya Natarajan (IN/US), Isabel Nolan (IRE), Aisling O’Beirn (IRE), William J.O’Brien (US), Ani O’Neill (NZ), Sally O’Reilly (UK), Sean O’Reilly (N.IRE), Mark Orange (N.IRE/US), Raquel Ormella (AUS), Gary Phelan (IRE), Chloe Piene (US), Amy Plant (UK), PLATFORM (UK), Wilfredo Prieto (CUB), Sara Greenberger Rafferty (US), Kirstine Roepstorff (DEN/GER), Michael Sailstorfer (GER), Stefan Saffer (GER), Joe Scanlan (US), Taketo Shimada (US), Alexander Singh (UK/US), Greg Smith (US), Daniela Steinfeld (GER), Tercerunquinto (MEX), Sergio Vega (ARG/US), Mariana Viegas (POR), and Public Works (UK).

Cluster is a sporadic, ongoing project organized by artist Katie Holten. The first Cluster took place in Bowes Pub, Dublin in September 2002.

It is no coincidence that Cluster resembles the refuge of a ramshackle community, and you could say that it’s an excuse for a party. There’s a chance Chloe Piene will perform at the opening. There will be a local broadcast of Gary Phelan’s BLACK BRAIN RADIO. Greg Smith will construct a tiny sculpture that will ‘live’ in an interior corner of the box.

Cluster will scale from the minute to the infinite: Yale astrophysicist Priya Natarajan will include images of ‘real’ clusters that present dark matter. Environmental issues will be questioned directly and obliquely, in works such as Elizabeth Kolbert’s text ‘The Climate of Man’ and Joe Scanlan’s Ikon Earth. A number of other pieces will employ the book form, including Clémentine Deliss’s Metronome Press and William J. O’Brien’s zines. Other contributions will document collaborative projects currently taking place in other cities, such as Fritz Haeg’s Edible Estates, PLATFORM’s activites in London, and My Barbarian’s performances in Los Angeles and elsewhere.
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