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Image By: Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects
Image By: Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects
Image By: Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects
Image By: Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects
Image By: Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects
Image By: Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects

Abraxa

by Rachel Bowditch


The Brickyward 
699 S. Mill Ave 
Tempe, AZ 85281


 On view through October, 2015

 

What do you call an iconic, elaborately-costumed slow-mo human “statue” magically projecting utopias, in combination with dozens of flickering images of utopian concepts, raw light, and collages of utopian experiments and dreams. You call it Abraxa, created by the renowned ASU artist Rachel Bowditch in collaboration with Emerge 2015 and IN FLUX.

 

Utopians can be seen as visionaries representing the noblest aspirations of humanity. The utopian impulse can be seen since the beginning of the written word – the desire to dream of a better world. Often these utopias emerge as a radically different response to current societies. Rachel’s focus is on the concept of the “ideal city” – an ideal, utopic world that features an historical silhouette with a futuristic twist—a blend of old and new choices and values. In performance and installation.

 

This artwork was commissioned by
ASU Emerge


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