Evening in the Garden: Isaac Pool—Horizon Lies

For Horizon Lies , interdisciplinary artist Isaac Pool takes cues from Untitled Mood Lighting , an earlier performance filmed indoors at Wave Hill in October 2021, which explored notions of isolation, longing, and the sustaining promise of fantasy. Featuring dancers, musicians, lights, and fog, Pool will transform the Aquatic Garden and surrounding areas to highlight themes of strangeness and beauty, performing and living. In this work, Pool asks the audience to consider larger questions that many might be contemplating during the pandemic: Is getting dressed in the morning a simple task or a chance to reposition one’s place in society? How might our singular pursuits for joy create opportunities for collective freedom? How do our behaviors change between private and public spaces? Responding to the garden, including its landscaping, architecture, and wayfinding, this new iteration sees performers grapple with the outside world where exposure to the elements and a live audience begin to break down the barriers between privacy and visibility. Rain date: Aug 18. The performance begins at 7:15 p.m. Isaac Pool—Horizon Lies is organized by former Assistant Curator Jesse Bandler Firestone. Registration required online or by calling (718) 549.3200 ext. 251. Registration includes admission to the grounds. Questions? Please email us at information@wavehill.org or call the telephone number and extension above.

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