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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Coup d'Espace: Fort Distraction

Coup d'Espace: Fort Distraction
Mariah Johnson
January 17 – February 11
First Friday Reception: February 4, 6-8pm
For the project Fort Distraction, artist Mariah Johnson will transform the WPA office space by slowly folding, arranging, stacking and layering bed sheets around the architectural features and furniture in the space. Part performance, part site-specific installation, Fort Distraction invites viewers to witness Johnson’s process and the work behind her beautifully arranged installations. Throughout the project’s four-week run, Johnson will add to the installation on a daily basis. The public is welcome to stop by during the installation process to view the installation’s progress and watch Johnson at work. After weeks of adding, rearranging and layering, Johnson’s installation will engulf the audience, transforming the WPA office space into a kind of artist’s pillow fort. A First Friday reception in honor of Fort Distraction will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011.

Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC

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