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"Ashes, Ashes: An Installation by Anne Bray"
2001-07-11 until 2001-07-15
University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach
Long Beach, CA,
USA United States of America
Anne Bray's installation Ashes, Ashes brings together narrative fragments and objects. Describing the actions of multiple characters, the narrator's voice emits from an institutional speaker set into a suitcase. The larger story, formed from these short snippets, suggests ordinary people dealing with an unnamed catastrophe.
Bray, who teaches Public Art at USC and New Genres at Claremont Graduate University, has displayed art at gas stations, malls, movie theaters, on television, in department stores, on billboards, in homes, and has proposed to show artists' videos between innings at Dodger Stadium. As an artist she has produced public art projects funded by Public Art Fund and others, and mixed media installations at Santa Monica Museum of Art and elsewhere. Bray also directs L.A. Freewaves, a consortium of arts organizations, cable stations, libraries and schools presenting a decentralized video and new media festival every two years throughout Los Angeles.