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The Ups & Downs: 65 | 77 | 03 | (September 4-5)

65 | 77 | 03 | by Liz Glynn
As part of The Ups & Downs, an installation series curated by Mathew Timmons

Opening reception September 4th, 7:00pm
Closing reception September 5th, 7:00pm
To attend the opening on September 4th, please RSVP to mathewtimmons@gmail.com.
NOTE: September 4th opening is FULL!!! No more RSVPs please, unless you’ve received a direct invitation to the opening!

The Ups & Downs is an installation series. The show goes up, the show goes down. Opening party on Friday night and closing party the next night, on Saturday. No time for exhibitions. Low impact, ephemeral and immersive art. People with lots of People. The market. It’s a party. Time for the underground. It’s a ball. It’s for The People. This has been made for you. You look familiar? The show must go on. Installed and De-installed. Up. Down. Now what? Now then…

artist’s statement:
One hundred seven stories high over Manhattan, a group of diners at the World Trade Center’s skyscraping restaurant Windows on the World downed their digestifs, took a last glance at the stunning lightshow below, and crowded into a waiting down elevator. The doors slid shut. The elevator didn’t budge. Someone stabbed irritably at the button. Nothing happened. Somebody got the doors open and the passengers free. “The elevator’s out,” one of them huffily informed the white-jacketed captain. The captain shrugged toward the nightscape outside, gone suddenly inky black. “So’s New York,” he replied. – from “Heart of Darkness,” Newsweek, June 25, 1977

65 | 77 | 03 | – is a meditation on the blackouts which have occurred in New York City over the last forty years. From the relative social harmony of the mid sixties to the period of unrest and economic stagnation which followed in the next decade, each blackout unfolded in a different socio-economic context. Based on interviews and news accounts of each event, Liz Glynn will stage a series of vignettes exploring the social dynamics of a city gone dark.

One Response to “The Ups & Downs: 65 | 77 | 03 | (September 4-5)”

  1. 24700 » Blog Archive » CalArts’ Alumni Installation: A Fleeting Glimpse into Life’s ‘Ups & Downs’ Says:

    [...] weekend at workspace in Los Angeles and features Liz Glynn’s (Art MFA 2008) performance-piece 65 | 77 | 03. Curated by Mathew Timmons (Writing MFA 05), the works in the series have been “ephemeral [...]

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