25 HOURS for 25 YEARS of DCAC
JULY 18, 2014

25 hours: the exhibition  

In homage to The First 24 Hours, the all-night performance and art opening event for DCAC in 1989, DCAC will again create a festival of creativity and endurance with 25 Hours for 25 Years.

On Friday, July 18 th at 7:00 DCAC will open its gallery for 25 consecutive hours to artists in celebration of all artists of all types in our community. Any artist will be able to hang any artwork anywhere in the gallery and that work may hang as long as the artist stays at DCAC. If the artist goes, the work must go also. Works can be for sale and the artists may replace work that sells and is taken down at the event.

25 consecutive hours of an un-curated art happening will test the endurance limits of artists and patrons alike. To make sure the energy doesn’t flag, attendees may alternate time in the gallery with time in the theater, which will also be brimming with activity.

25 hours: the archive & performance

25 consecutive hours of performance to celebrate 25 years of DCAC. An endurance event of performances as varied as DCAC’s past, simultaneously reflecting on that history and pushing forward into new territory. Over the preceding months and at the event itself, memories will be collected and shared online to touch on the organization’s wide impact locally and far beyond. This accumulation of recollections will form a new archive, a materialization of personal stories, a growing portrait of DCAC.

Artists from DCAC’s past will perform along with current artists and new artists, mixing up lineage and forging new connections. Readings and re-performances from the archive will be interspersed throughout the 25 hours.

The first of the 25 hours will be high-energy, rapidly changing and erratically diverse. As the night continues the pace will slow and performances will become more quiet. There will be collaborative works through the late night and early morning. With the sunrise, a new day, nourishment, endless possibilities. Several longer pieces will pass through noon and into the afternoon. The final hours will pick up the energy of the night before, with a succession of quick, challenging, ecstatic performances. Ending, right in time, for DCAC’s anniversary party.

The DCAC 25 th Anniversary Party  

As the 25 Hours for 25 Years comes to a close at 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 19, DCAC will move in to full celebration mode with an open house party. Dj’s, videos, and libation will fill the space open its arms to the public. Artists from the previous day-long event will be on hand and all art let hanging in the gallery can stay up through the party. A not to be missed night of reminiscing and scheming for the next 25 years!

 

   
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JULY 25, 2014

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