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    Lizzy Wetzel: The Medicine Show

    Presented by at Women and Their Work

    June 6 - July 16, 2009


    Lizzy Wetzel: The Medicine Show

    Drawing from alchemy, mysticism, acid rock, supernatural phenomena and indigenous cosmology, installation/performance artist Lizzy Wetzel explores the concept of sacred space and the boundaries between one world and the next in The Medicine Show. In this interactive, multisensory sculptural installation, Wetzel transforms the gallery into two dreamlike realms, featuring an ambient desertscape giving way to a shrouded spiral chamber. Outside the chamber, the desert scene seems haunted by the sounds of drumming. Inside the chamber, visitors cross into a separate, black-lit world to experience a geodesic drum ritual performed by Wetzel and masked attendants. Ceremony, sand, cloth, mandalas, enshrined objects, lights, smells and sound all converge in The Medicine Show to forge a sensual, tactile interactive experience that places viewers in a heightened state as they cross the threshold between two mystically charged realms.


    Women and Their Work

    1710 Lavaca Street
    Austin, TX 78701

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    General Day and Time Info:
    Opening Reception : Saturday, June 6, 7 -9pm
    Monday - Friday : 9am - 6pm
    Saturday : noon - 5pm

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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