That Only You and I Can Know
New Interactive Works by Caitlin Perkins
August 27-October 23, 2008
Hicks Art Center Gallery
Bucks County Community College
This project is about a simple act of giving and receiving between two people. I'm asking a basic question, how will people interact with an installation that needs them to participate?
My job, as the artist, is to set up a gallery--creating a place, and time for this to occur--and your job, as the viewer, is to suspend judgment, let it all "hang out" and definitely play with the art.
What do you get to play with? A good question. I won't reveal all the secrets, but what you will find when you walk in the gallery are a series of interactive booths. I chose technologies and items from a slightly recent history: the telephone booth, the photobooth and a kissing booth in which to test and play with the audience. Yes, there is a bit of nostalgia - but not sentimentality.
I hope to see you soon.
caitlinemmaperkins at gmail.com
CreditsThat Only You and I Can Know was only made possible with the help of many, many people.
I would like to thank my intern Yetunde Ogunfidodo for all her help in putting together this project; Manuel Navarette for his superior technical support and printing skills; Rebecca Mott for pitching in at the gallery; the Bucks County Community College staff and faculty including: Fran Orlando, Gallery Director for supporting the project; Susan Hagen, Professor for inviting me to do this project; Caren Friedman; Justin Junkins, Jim Shriver, and finally Space 1026ers for all their support and love.
Caitlin Perkins, 2008
if you need to reach me: caitlinemmaperkins at gmail