OCTOBER 28th - NOVEMBER 28th, 2017 | WATER BEAR CONFABULUM
BONNEY and FLINT WOODS
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
“I want to give up the view that art is a means of self-expression for the view that art is a means of self-alteration, and what it alters is mind.” – John Cage
The Water Bear Confabulum is an annual alternative arts festival and series of events in Farmington, Maine that celebrate diverse artistic and community voices. The gathering invites the re-imagining of everyday places in the town and its environs in surprising ways through art and performance. By subverting traditional functions and expectations of known places through the arts, and by artistically invading overlooked and unconventional spaces, artmakers bring fresh attention to the fabric of the town and to the local conversation with global ideas.
The Water Bear (or tardigrade) is a unique and enduring animal living unseen among us, adapting to new environments, even to the extreme landscape of outer space. A confabulum conflates the meanings of confabulation: first, to simply engage in conversation, and second, the psychological meaning--the brain’s compulsion to generate fictions to fill absences in memory.
Flint Woods Trail system, Anson Street entrance, Farmington, ME 04938
APRIL 5th - August 31st, 2018 | INFINITE ARCHIVE: NYPL
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 5th, 5-7pm
Located on the second floor of the Harry Belafonte 115th street branch, this 30 artist project invites visitors to engage with an obsolete indexing system while discovering artworks influenced by selected literary works from the NYPL collection.
New York Public Library, Harry Belafonte Branch, 203 West 115th Street, New York, NY 10026