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The Cave of Light: A Dark Symposium

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Image courtesy of Kevin Fitzsimons.

The Cave of Light: A Dark Symposium

Reception follows

Mon, Apr 1, 2013 4 PM

Don’t miss an afternoon spectacle of sights, sounds, performances, and a séance—all inspired by Josiah McElheny’s art and influences. A collaboration between McElheny, Ohio State Classics Professor Richard Fletcher, and Pablo Helguera, an artist known for his socially engaged art and performances, this is truly an event like no other. The program begins with Helguera’s live performance of a new version of The Glass Lawyer, a comic short story by Miguel de Cervantes (the author of Don Quixote). Next, you’ll experience a bilingual (German and English) performance of The Light Club of Batavia, the “Ladies’ Novelette” by Paul Scheerbart that inspired much of the work on view in McElheny’s Towards a Light Club. The program concludes with a fictional “séance” that imagines architect Peter Eisenman (at home in the Wexner Center building he designed) communing with the spirits of philosophers Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin. A reception follows.