August 16 - September 27, 2019

Century of Progress / Sleep

Paul Catanese (Chicago, IL)

Residency: July 16 - September 20, 2019

Part of SWAP

Century of Progress / Sleep

  Paul Catanese, Century of Progress / Sleep, installation (2019), Photo by Rustin McCann

Century of Progress / Sleep

  Paul Catanese, Century of Progress / Sleep, installation (2019), Photo by Rustin McCann

Century of Progress / Sleep

  Paul Catanese, Century of Progress / Sleep, installation (2019), Photo by Rustin McCann

Century of Progress / Sleep

  Paul Catanese, Century of Progress / Sleep, installation (2019), Photo by Rustin McCann

Century of Progress / Sleep

  Paul Catanese, Century of Progress / Sleep, installation (2019), Photo by Rustin McCann

Century of Progress / Sleep

  Paul Catanese, Century of Progress / Sleep, installation (2019), Photo by Rustin McCann

Century of Progress / Sleep is an experimental opera that reflects on the environmental, spiritual, and cultural consequences of mischaracterizations of science, lawless theories of knowledge, and epistemological chaos. For his residency at SPACES, artist Paul Catanese will focus on the development of the next phase of this protean artwork taking form as an installation with performative components. This process will include engagements with Cleveland-area musicians and non-musicians to generate new responses and perspectives on and within this work.

Viewers are invited to attend an Open Rehearsal within the exhibition on Friday, September 20th from noon-2:30pm (FREE). A new iteration of the work will be presented that evening. The Century of Progress/Sleep Performance is on Friday, September 20th at 6:30pm with a talkback to follow (FREE).

About the Artist

Paul Catanese

Paul Catanese is a hybrid media artist who creates installations, performance, video, sound, projection, and print media. He has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Chicago Cultural Center, New Museum, SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, La Villette, China Academy of Art, Frankston Art Center, Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Stuttgart Filmwinter,... go to artist page

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