Sanctuary Series – Together, We Dream Many Dreams: A Listening Experience
Chad States invites you to an interactive listening experience and performance, Together, We Dream Many Dreams. Originally a private auxiliary event held in conjunction with States’ exhibition at Vox Populi in the spring of 2016, Fleisher Art Memorial is remounting the experience and opening it to the public for the first time in its beautiful Sanctuary space. Guests will be invited to wear eye masks and recline on air mattresses placed on the floor of the Sanctuary to experience the piece. The acoustic piece consists of six instrumental songs that induce the audience into a dream state that traverses from the hallucinatory to the sublime. Please arrive on time as no late comers may interrupt the event. Once the event begins you are required to remain still and silent for the entire duration of the piece.
States holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art and a BA from Evergreen State College. He is a member of Vox Populi and has been included in exhibitions at ClampArt, New York NY; Blue Sky Gallery, Portland OR; Napoleon, Philadelphia PA; Hous Projects, New York NY; Randall Scott Gallery, Brooklyn NY; Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA; Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle WA; Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Phildelphia PA; and Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE. His book Cruising was published in the fall of 2011 by Powerhouse Books which was short listed as one of the best new photobooks in 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo. He was an Artist in Residence at the Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center in 2013 as well as with Light Work in 2009.
The Sanctuary Series was developed in support of Fleisher’s mission to make art accessible to everyone. The series provides low-commitment learning experience for our creative community to explore its interest in the arts. Supporting and supplementing Fleisher’s regular class and workshop offerings, Sanctuary Series events range from artist talks, film screenings, musical and dance performances, as well as hands on workshops. The Sanctuary Series is free and open to the public.