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Opening Reception for The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art celebrates the opening of The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy May 18.  Germany-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt will create an immersive installation consisting 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 and runs through July 7. Free.