Employing the device of the “what if” scenario, The Orphanage Project imagines a world in which the USSA is possible: not a watered-down mèlange of US and Soviet identities, but something new.
Drawing on the imagery of the bear — at once a loveable childhood, bed-time companion, a majestic and fearsome creature — the project playfully and pointedly asks hard questions pertaining to ideology. Questions such as: What is the difference between the call to love another human being and to love one’s country? Why is it that we say “You always hurt the ones you love”? Is the personal political? How do we construct myths around our politics? How is it that the condition of the orphan may strike us as remote, yet in many respects follows us like our own shadow?
FRI., MAR 2, 6 – 9 PM
:: ARTIST TALK
FRI., MAR 2, 6:30 PM
FRI., MAR 2 – FRI., MAY 18