In the morning

About the video:

In the morning of August 5, 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home. In the morning of June 28, 1969, Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn was raided by police and the gay liberation movement began.

Inspired by these two events, Danish artist Michael Chang and regional artist Jan Kather created a video installation in an empty storefront window on the Ithaca Commons as part of The Working Relationship to Let art program. Tammy Renee Brackett (Alfred), Tom Oberg (Elmira), Graham McDougal (Ithaca), Dan Reidy & Wendy Taylor (Elmira), John Criscitello (Ithaca), Wilka Roig (Ithaca), Janeen LaMontagne (Waverly), and Marty McCutcheon (Berkeley, CA) were invited to contribute to this installation.

Conversation with Michael and Jan
Friday, August 7, 2009
7:30 PM
Ithaca Commons Amphitheater

The artists will talk about how collaboration fosters the creation an artistic community. This event is free and open to the public.

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* In the morning is made possible, in part, by The Working Relationship, The Downtown Ithaca Alliance and Concept Systems, Inc.

Michael Chang & Jan Kather Collaborations is a project supported, in part, with funds from the Strategic Opportunities Stipends Program through the New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

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