anita thacher at marygrove
Who would have guessed that on the top floor of the vintage-style university - with intricate iron gates at the top of the marble stairways, hardwood floors and a smell that instantly transports you to a historic museum - that there would be a large viewing area for thacher's projected video installation? The video "Loose Corner" is a full wall size projection that has a fairy-tale-like sensibility that explores playful contradictions as characters come into a white corner and then disappear into the screen. As a young woman shakes a sparkle globe, the background begins to snow and shake.
Another thacher video...that centers around a 50's style advertisement of a spinning top and added in sound and splices.
In the library downstairs is an exhibit of kathy arkles. She uses repetition and form to lead you into the room.
and the weirdest part...a big old fashioned dining hall with table setting ready to go with a bottle of wine at each table...and don't forget the pats of butter....but where were all the guests? and why was it set at 7:30pm....with no one in sight? humm...my guess: marygrove is a haunted school!