Thanks to all who attended the opening event for the Magnes public art installation WINDOWS, at the Magnes facility in downtown Berkeley. This series features Naomie Kremer: Ghosts. Visit www.magnes.org/ghosts for more info on the installation. Here are a few pics:
We all gathered in the large and dimly lit auditorium at Harold Way, which really added to the ambiance and theme for the evening. The event also featured a screening of Kremer’s video animation commissioned by Berkeley Opera for Bela Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle. Click here to see a preview of it on vimeo. At one point the animation was synced up to the WINDOWS, which gave me the goosebumps, and stopped my colleague and I in our tracks, and we couldn’t help but stare. Similar to what I believe a real sighting might feel like. Afterward, Michael Caplan came up to me and admitted how powerful the evening was…I suspect Ghosts gave us all the goosebumps.
Overall, another fabulous event, thanks again to all who came out! Stay tuned for more event pics and updates after the jump. Also check out the exciting Spring 2009 line up below. Hope to see you there!