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Tin Drum: Medusa & Aura Rosenberg: What Is Psychedelic Opening Reception at Pioneer Works (Site)

Friday March 17, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free – $35.83

Join Pioneer Works in a public opening celebration of Tin Drum: Medusa and Aura Rosenberg: What Is Psychedelic.

Please note that Tin Drum: Medusa is experienced through optically transparent mixed reality headsets. The headsets will be available by advance reservation. Guests may also sign up for an in-person waitlist at the event. The headsets will not fit over worn prescription eyewear; guests requiring vision correction should wear contact lenses if able to do so.

Medusa, directed by scientist Yoyo Munk, is an ambitious project developed by artist collective Tin Drum in collaboration with architect Sou Fujimoto. Bridging art, science, music, and technology, it comprises a unique and evolving mixed reality experience that envelopes visitors within a new realm of physicality, visuality, and sound. Viewed through optically transparent glasses, Medusa imposes thousands of hanging vertical columns onto the Main Hall of Pioneer Works, responding to the collective behavior of the space’s visitors. The experience is paired with a soundscape that pairs underwater recordings with a melodic progression, composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto and interpreted by Kelly Moran, which emanates from a disklavier piano. As a whole, the experience explores contrasts between individual and collective ways of being, and between non-human and human-made architectures, drawing inspiration from natural structures in the upper atmosphere and the deep sea.

What Is Psychedelic, co-presented by Mishkin Gallery and Pioneer Works, marks the first institutional survey of New York-born artist Aura Rosenberg. This two-venue exhibition traces the artist’s trajectory from early paintings of the 1970s to her more recent endeavors in photography, film, sculpture, and installation. Throughout her five decades long career in New York and Berlin, Rosenberg has moved through diverse styles, preferring to work thematically and serially while often returning to ideas from past projects. The exhibition also includes several previously unseen works, and Rosenberg’s collaborations with artists like Mike Kelley, Mary Heilmann, Louise Lawler and Ei Arakawa, all of which chronicle the breadth of her multifaceted career.


Friday March 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – $35.83
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Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States