October 11th, 2012 | 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Ongoing until October 26th, 2012
Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo’
24 West 12th Street, New York
Hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails will be served.
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On October 11th 2012, Contaminate NYC will present Hollow, an experiential art evening dedicated to London-based artist Jei Ryung Lee. This is the second show of the series dedicated to the winners of One Hundred Days, an international juried art competition, launched by Contaminate in the fall of 2011, which challenged artists to create a project inspired by the principles of sustainability. This exhibition – ongoing until October 26th 2012 – will showcase Jei Lee’s installation Hollow, winner of the competition for the Social Track.
Hollow is a photographic cinematic sequence that deals with the dichotomy between pureness and darkness in children’s night dreams as symbol of the difficulty and loneliness of growing up in an increasingly careless society. In her piece the sky at night become a potential playground where children are allowed to free their imagination in a way that is forbidden to adults, constrained in their status quo. The work highlights the many challenges of being a child in a world transformed by several decades of rapid social, cultural, and technological change.
The exhibition will feature a spatial interactive installation designed to produce an immersive experience for the viewer. Through thin lines of transferable projections displaying fast-changing moving images encapsulating a child, the unidentified spatial structure in Hollow will come alive and materialize the idea of constraint and confusion children experience in modern society
About Jei Ryun Lee
Born in South Korea in 1986, Jei Lee started to develop her artistic project in 2010. She has been showing her work to the public as interactive experimental research. While studying for her BA in Industrial Design at Kookmin University in Seoul, she realized she wanted to focus on space as key component of her art and design world. After moving to London in 2009, she pursued her BA in Interior and Spatial Design at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, graduating in July 2012. Although she has been studying design, her passion to be an artist has influenced her projects in various way. One Hundred Days by Contaminate NYC will be the first official exhibition that will introduce her work to the world.
About Sarah Sadie Newett
Sarah Sadie Newett has danced since she could move. She was born and raised in a small coastal Maine town where she danced, acted, taught and choreographed for as many venues as possible until moving to Boston to pursue dance and theater. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance/Theater from Emerson College in 2007. As a student she performed in numerous rep works including David Dorfman, inFlux Dance, Ego Art inc and Snappy Dance Theater as well as producing her own works along side faculty members and dancing with many local companies outside of school. Forever interested in the science of movement, she became certified in YogaWorks and Power Pilates and has over 500 hours of training in the AUM Mind and Body Curriculum. Since moving to New York two years ago she has performed at Dixon Place, Triskellion Arts, The Whitney, The 69th Regiment Armory, and Gowanus Ballroom amongst others. She performs aerial arts with Mad Sharp Productions and has performed with Emily Faulkner, Grounded Aerial, Movement Workshop Group, Melinda Ring, Eva Dean Dance and is a guest artist with Teresa Felion/BodyStories. She choreographs her own works as well and loves to explore new structures, heights and concepts through movement.
About Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
The primary goal of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò of New York University is not to “promote” Italian culture abroad, but to encourage interaction and integration between the Italian/European and the American cultural tradition. Casa is a place for dialogue and cultural growth for people of all backgrounds that wish to share their skills and ideas. With its presence and work, Casa has made New York more Italian and has contributed a more realistic and diverse image of Italian culture from the highest intellectual expressions to the popular traditions. CasaItalianaNYU.org