The reception for Tunneling has been nothing short of amazing.
- Untitled review in Art in America, by Sarah Schmerler
- “Tunneling Through Famous Accountants”, by Hrag Vartanian, for Hyperallergic
- James Kalm’s report on Tunneling
- “Tunneling in Bushwick: Group Show at Famous Accountants”, by Emmy Thelander, for The Artblog
- “Famous Accountants Tunnel Deeper”, by Paul Cox, for BushwickBK
- “Tunneling for Treasure in Bushwick”, by Benjamin Sutton, for L Magazine
Mucho congratulations to the curator, Will Pappenheimer, and all the amazing and wonderful artists in the show: Rico Gatson, Meg Hitchcock, Cooper Holoweski, Takuji Kogo, Luke Murphy, Irvin Morazen, Jen Schwarting, Mark Skwarek and Joseph Hocking, Susanna Starr, Virta-Flaneurazine.
On Saturday, August 21, (as a part of Tunneling) we did the “Beliefs Unlimited Exercise” at Famous Accountants. It’s a hypnotic suggestion written by John C. Lilly. It appears in his book The Center of the Cyclone.
“Coincidence Control”, John C. Lilly, from The Dyadic Cyclone, 1976
“Beliefs Unlimited Exercise”, John C. Lilly, from The Center of the Cyclone, 1972
7:00 – 9:30 PM
text + voice
Curator: Will Pappenheimer
August 7th — September 4th, 2010
1673 Gates Avenue
Ridgewood, NY, 11385
This is a video of the augmented reality piece by Mark Skwarek and Joseph Hocking that’s a part of Tunneling. I think what I love about this piece is that since the BP logo is the trigger it works anywhere — there’s a BP logo (of course). That’s a lot of oil leaks…
Famous Accountants is pleased to announce an opening reception for Tunneling, a group show curated by Will Pappenheimer on Saturday, August 7th from 7-10pm.
Famous Accountants presents Tunneling, curated by Will Pappenheimer: a spiraling group show featuring works by 11 artists and collaborators exploring the idea and aesthetics of “tunneling” in its various interpretations as a hallucinatory, near death, out of body, religious, underground, confining, degenerating, myopic, transitional, liberating experience or cultural moment.
In psychotropic drug lore these conditions are known as the competing sensations of good or bad trips, where states of mind are euphoric or frightening, idealized or going awry. Some of the classic visual symptoms of tunneling are circular radiating, repetitive or tube-like formations. Sublime sensations and visions or horrific apparitions are spawned as artifacts in everyday scenes and circumstances. The occurrence of these experiences in religious tradition and practice are associated with apparitions of deities, liberation or proximity to death. Social contexts also take on the conflicting trajectories of opening up and shutting down, with the promise of progress continuously in peril of being undercut by intractable forces of power. Visible in this transit state are both sides of this pictorial turn.
Tunneling includes artists working in a wide range of media that unfold different aspects of this theme. The show will include collage, video, sculpture, performance, new media, drawing and augmented reality.
Opening night will include performance by Irvin Morazan at approximately 7:30pm
Additional performance dates in August TBA.
Closing party, Saturday, September 4th, 6-9pm