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Contemporaries Circle After Dark with Christine Sciulli: Phosphene Dreams
Contemporaries Circle Exclusive Event
After hours and after dark, it’s time to delve into Christine Sciulli’s transformative and meditative world with late night snacks and drinks!
Artist Christine Sciulli has invited music master Carlos Lama to create a live soundscape experience within her installation Phosphene Dreams.
Join the artist herself, Executive Director Andrea Grover, Carlos Lama, and the Contemporaries Circle for a truly unique look at Guild Hall.
Christine Sciulli’s primary medium is light. Sciulli allows the architecture of a room to dictate the composition of her work and then transforms the space to that vision. In Phosphene Dreams, a site-specific installation in Guild Hall’s Woodhouse Gallery, Sciulli will explore qualities of rigidity and fluidity by projecting light onto suspended fabric forms to create an illuminated and voluminous sculpture. Viewers are invited to be immersed in the environment and choose from a variety of perspectives and places to sit, linger, play, and interact with the work, as atmospheric shapes appear to grow and dissolve around the gallery.
Christine Sciulli has exhibited internationally for almost two decades. She was included in the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2014 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts. Her installations have been shown at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY; Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York; Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Art Center, Nyack, NY; Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Art Center, Dowell, MD; Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York; Duke University, Durham, NC; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; and the Southampton Art Center, Southampton, NY. She was awarded a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant to produce an outdoor video installation in Tribeca’s Duane Park, and was commissioned by the Global Poverty Project to create Expanding Circles, a projection onto 2,500 people attending the 2013 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York. Most recently, her work was presented in a major site-specific installation at the Heilig Kreuz Church, Hildesheim, Germany as part of Evi Lichtungen, an international art biennial.
xCarlos Lama, a native Texan with Peruvian roots now living in the Hamptons, is a singer, DJ, vinyl enthusiast, and part time thespian. With his band Cracked Actor he has paid tribute to music icons David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell, Tom Petty and Hank Williams, Sr. to name a few. He has been collecting vinyl records since the 1970s in just about every genre imaginable, and takes every opportunity to spin them in public. At Innersleeve Records he was impresario (aka manager) for several years, helping them settle into their new location on Main Street in Amagansett. He is currently in residence at the Southampton Arts Center for their monthly Saturday Night Stomp dance party. He has curated soundtracks for art events and installations at Parrish Art Museum, Camp Hero in Montauk, The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, M&M Fine Art, Glenn Horowitz Gallery, Harper’s Books, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. His long-running radio show Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers has been heard on WUSB Stonybrook, WRCT in Pittsburgh, and KPFT in Houston. He spent seven years at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston as an arts educator running the very successful Teen Council, and currently teaches music appreciation during the summer to boarding students at the Ross School. In 2018 he appeared on the John Drew Theatre stage as the Prince in Romeo and Juliet, and as Harlan Horace Orion in The Summit.