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Alan Scarritt, Echo and Narcissus, (Ain’t it Just Like the Night)

Cynthia Broan Gallery
546 West 29th Street, 212-760-0809
June 29 - July 29, 2006
Reception: Thursday, June 29, 6 - 9 PM
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In from the catalog Alan Scarritt, Donald Goddard writes,

For this exhibition, Alan Scarritt has brought together his most recent sound, video, photo, sculpture and installation work as well as past works that prefigure them. He first used the title “Echo and Narcissus” for a performance he did with his partner Krystyna Borkowska in 2004, though the correlation seems always to have been there, intended or not. His project is not about vanity any more than is the ancient myth’s, but about self-awareness and self-exploration. In the mirror he sees himself seeing, not preening, an endless process that is constantly clouded by one’s own ruminations and actions. It is a painful process, just as Echo’s repetition of Narcissus’ utterances is a painful process of yearning, one that ultimately associates Eros and Thanatos, life and death, in the circle of knowing and not knowing.

For the exhibition, Scarritt has also curated a performance series of music and spoken word. The performance schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 6, 8pm: Alan Scarritt, Ken Butler & Todd Colburn Thursday July 20, 8pm: musician Todd Colburn & guests Thursday July 27, 8pm: poet Steve Dalachinsky & guests Friday July 28, 8pm: writer Noam Mor & guests
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