Flatsitter: Lily Dale


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Big Orbit is pleased to present Lily Dale, an immersive installation created by FLATSITTER. The exhibition opens Friday, September 23, 2016 with a 5-hour durational music piece from Flatsitter featuring guest performances from: Jim Abramson, Kevin Cain, Bobby Griffiths, Shawn Lewis, and many more.

Lily Dale by FLATSITTER is an exhibition that extrapolates an original virtual reality artwork based on the practice of spiritualism into three physical installation works by: Max Collins, David Mitchell, and Carlie Todoro-Rickus. The virtual reality experience utilizes: motion capture from movement artist Ginger Wagg, interviews with Lily Dale resident mediums, and a deck of hand-drawn tarot cards by artist Bobby Griffiths.

Lily Dale is a small community located in Western New York that is home to over sixty people that believe they have the ability to commune with the dead. The community was founded in 1879 as a camp and meeting place for Spiritualists and Freethinkers. The ‘Guidelines for Spiritualism’ are posted on the wall of the Assembly Hall in downtown Lily Dale. Guideline #4 reads: “We Never Die”

FLATSITTER is an interdisciplinary transient collaborative that incorporates video, software programming, performance and installation. Our artistic works nurture a perception of society, community and environment as interlocking parts of a creative experience and are exhibited in an array of formats, such as ephemeral web collections, live performances, site-specific installations, and live virtual reality experiences utilizing the Oculus Rift.

Lily Dale Big Orbit Exhibition Hours (by appointment):
Thursday, September 29th // 6pm to 10pm
Friday, September 30th // 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, October 1st // Noon to 4pm
Sunday, October 2nd // Noon to 6pm

Thursday, October 6th // 6pm to 10pm
Friday, October 7th // 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, October 8th // Noon to 9pm
Sunday, October 9th // Noon to 4pm

Thursday, October 13th // 6pm to 10pm
Friday, October 14th // 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, October 15th // CLOSED
Sunday, October 16th // Noon to 5pm

Thursday, October 20th // 6pm to 10pm
Friday, October 21st // 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, October 22nd // Noon to 9pm
Sunday, October 23rd // Noon to 4pm

Thursday, October 27th // 6pm to 10pm
Friday, October 28th // 6pm to 10pm

Saturday, October 29th // 1p to Midnight
w/ READINGS BY AUTHENTIC PSYCHIC MEDIUMS BEGINNING @ 4pm
OPENING CEREMONY @ 7pm
CLOSING NIGHT SEANCE @ 8:30pm,
AND LIVE MUSIC TO CLOSE OUT THE NIGHT
(details coming soon)

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT AT: www.flatsitter.com/lily_dale/



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