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Film & Video | Jan 2013

Heta Kuchka’s “Present” – Production Shots

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Opening reception : Friday Nov 16th, 2012 6pm-8pm
Show Viewing: Nov 16th, 2012 – Dec 15th, 2012

Location: Abrons Art Center
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York, NY 10002
directions here

Residency Unlimited (RU) and the Abrons Arts Center are pleased to announce the solo exhibition PRESENT by the Helsinki-based artist Heta Kuchka. Present is a new installation that features several video portraits realized by the artist of individuals with dementia who are listening to their favorite songs. Created at Shore Hill Housing/Lutheran Medical Center in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Kuchka interacted with senior citizens both as a group and individually with a musician and a filmmaker. Present pays tribute to those who have fewer possibilities to operate in society. Each individual reacts differently to songs that have had special meaning to them at some point of their life. A certain song might take them back to a safe place, perhaps to a childhood memory. Faced with these emotions, the viewer is invited to share subtle smiles, clapping, lips moving, wild dancing even! After the song is over, the personality captivated by the illness retrieves back into a secret world with no concept of time.

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