“What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know Can’t Hurt Us”
an interactive installation by Lisa Rybovich Cralle and friends
A Two Day Event!
Thursday and Friday
December 13 & 14, 2007 from 6-10pm
The deceptively titled “Sensory Deprivation Swamp” toes the line between sensory deprivation and over-stimulation by utilizing the ancient and mysterious phenomena of darkness and silence to alternately conceal and reveal what’s going on beneath a dense layer of demonic fog. What at first appears to be a pitch-black and silent room slowly exposes itself to be the cricket-inhabited, Day-Glo Florida Everglades at midnight; full of strange and shadowy surprises that are only discernible once the viewers’ senses adjust to the dark and nearly-silent environment.
Lisa Rybovich Cralle and friends bring the Everglades to you, Chicago, as a gesture of reverse-tourism, and a hot and humid escape from your chilly winter. Please enjoy! FYI: Did you know that the city of Chicago used to be a swamp? The name “Chicago” is the Native American term for the wild onions that used to grow here. Bon appetite! Onion-flavored snacks will be served at both of the openings. Visitors are also encouraged to bring objects to leave in the Swamp.
Other artists participating in the Swamp include: Jessalyn Aaland, Aaron Brown, Elizabeth Chodos, Jesse Eisenhower, Cara Ellis, Albert Herter, Evan Ladoux, Brian McNearney, Sam Meister, Clarke Selman, Nate Scheible… and more!