No Longer Showing.
Eureka, a lighthouse play centers on the Great Lighthouse of Alexandria. Ever since it was destroyed in a series of earthquakes during the Middle Ages, many people have tried to reconstruct the lighthouse and trace its ruins as one of the ancient wonders of the world. Most recently, archaeologists have attempted to piece together the lighthouse after underwater remains were rediscovered lying outside Alexandria harbor.
In 2012, artist Ellie Ga joined a Marine Archaeology program at Alexandria University. The performance recounts her pursuit of the lighthouse and the cast of characters that she uncovers. The narrative draws upon an archive of photographs, video footage, documents, objects and interviews - and describes the journey of an artist lost in the process of research. Like the growing cast of characters, it becomes impossible to piece together the thousands of stones that are barely visible on the seabed.
Wednesday, December 10, 7pm
Eureka, a lighthouse play was commissioned by the Experimental Media and Performance Art Center-EMPAC. Development of the project was made possible by Grand Arts, Kansas City and The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. This presentation is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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