NO EXIT ~ a photo installation on post-traumatic resilience



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Panel on PTSD and artist celebration:
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
From: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Gallery One : “No Exit”
A photo installation focusing on post-traumatic resilience
‘No Exit’
a maze built around a photo installation of exit signs,
seeks to raise awareness of the difficulties and resilience
that can merge in the aftermath of trauma.
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The centerline of the maze is made up of window-like frames
of images of exit signs, allowing the participant to see
a clear path out, but walls built from black voile
prevent a direct escape.
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The exhibit is a visual and interactive metaphor of
the experiences associated with hypervigilance, anxiety, and
post-traumatic growth. It is also a commentary on
how challenging it can be to change learned behavior,
especially in a culture focused on quick fixes.
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In our instant-gratification world, this project is a reminder that
true change and healing is a long, patient process, but
that the journey itself is instructive.
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A panel about PTSD and post-traumatic growth featuring TK and
TK will be held on Nov. 2, 2019, and the images within
the installation will be auctioned off at that time to support
the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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The show is curated by Richard Mazda at LIC Arts Open and
installed at The Factory, a building built in 1926 and originally used
by Macy’s as a furniture warehouse.
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LIC Arts Open is a platform to keep the cultural art scene
of Long Island City alive and active.
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The artist, Kate Bubacz, is the photo director for BuzzFeed News.
This is her first public art installation.
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For more information, contact:
kbubacz@gmail.com
richard@licartsopen.org

video by: Steven Speliotis

Source: Youtube