The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy
Germany-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt will create an immersive installation in the galleries of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. A “makeshift transdimensional stopover camp,” the installation will consist of several tents through which viewers can walk. Each tent will feature an apparition of an extinct animal, such as a Steller’s Sea Cow, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Pinta Island Tortoise, which will appear as a projection on a screen of mist. The extinct animals will appear in chorus to sing a song of forgiveness to humans for causing their ultimate extinction. The tents will also feature cave painting-like drawings of the animals’ encounters with humans. The Carrion Cheer is an official offering of Piccolo Spoleto 2018. Open May 18 – July 7 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and until 7 p.m. on Thursdays.