The VORTEX presents OUTsider 2019 Festival Launch with "Blender Blunder"
The launch for OUTsider 2019: Queeriosities will include opportunities to hear about the festival line-up, nab a badge, and check out "Blender Blunder," a video-sculpture installation that appropriates the disparate and cluttered layout of the Victorian cabinet of curiosities to visually depict the feelings of confusion and experimentation that the artists have personally experienced with bi-curiosity.
Within the installation, simultaneously projected video channels loop to create a gridded collection of strange narratives and abstracted nature studies. In addition to video, this unconventional wonder room contains found objects and sculptures that mimic nature and modify consumer products. The non-traditional lighting and shelved display of these objects references the clustered aesthetic of the curiosity cabinet, while also utilizing the pedestal commonly found within art spaces. Alone, this collection of videos and objects are unable to be categorized; but together, the room becomes a collection of misfit things that contains the unique, the dark, and the sublime.