Out of Body

Presented by PS8 and the PLAySPACE Graduate Student Gallery
November 2–December 15, 2017
Image credit: Laura Rokas
San Francisco Campus
141 Hubbell St
Free and open to the public
Reception: Thurs. Nov. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Nov. 2-Dec. 15, Wed. & Fri. 12:00-3:00 p.m., Thurs. 4:30-7:30 p.m.
*Closed on Nov. 22-24

Have you ever had an out of body experience?

What floats above, below, or around, our earthly carcasses?

How do we manage or extend our bodies, beyond their physical forms?

We are not our corporal shells but something else. 

Is removal necessary for such a spectral episode to take place?

Can an Out of Body experience happen within the body itself?

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A group exhibition with works by Vanessa Billy, Jillian Crochet, Harley Lafarrah Eaves, Kaeley Hammond, Izidora Leber, Holly McHugh, Shana Moulton, Richard Jonathan Nelson, Nkiruka Oparah, Laura Rokas. Co-curated with Maddie Klett.

Image credit: Laura Rokas


PLAySPACE, the Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program that was founded by CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice in 2005. PLAySPACE provides a space for students to conceptualize and present experimental arts programming.

In 2017/2018, PLAySPACE is host to PS8, a project initiated by Samantha Rosenwald, Rosa Tyhurst and Grace Xu. PS8 is home to a “temporary permanent collection” of works by artists John Baldessari,Vanessa Billy, Rita McBride, John de Fazio, Shana Moulton, Alek O., Alex Olson, and Honza Zamojski. Over the course of the project, these works will be installed numerous times, and in different combinations along with works by additional artists working in the Bay Area. Through the display and redisplay of the same core works in different installations, the gallery space will become a project in transformation, conversation and how we might form relationships to artworks.

For more information on PS8 visit the website, instagram or facebook pages. Alternatively, contact playspace@cca.edu

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