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Ara Peterson, Jim Drain & Eamon Brown

Bizarre Love Triangle


This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Ara Peterson, Jim Drain, and Eamon Brown have constructed Bizarre Love Triangle, three multi-colored 10-foot high geodesic spheres, and an animated video projected inside a six-by-eight-foot deep kaleidoscope. The installation also includes a projected video of computer-generated imagery of morphing colors and patterns. The installation is composed of five artworks: K3Chubby CheckerVision Master 1Burl Ives, and Wind Star.


New Installations: Artists in Residence, October 26, 2003 – June 27, 2004
About The Artist

Ara Peterson was born in 1974. She is an artist. Jim Drain was born in 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio. He went to the Rhode Island School of Design, for a BFA in Sculpture. He has had many exhibitions of his artworks. Eamon Brown (American, b. 1973) received her BFA in Sculpture from the University of Massachusetts. She then received her MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. She likes to create works out of used and outdated mediums, such as old glassware, and create a new perspective.

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