The Glass Project
chashama IN ASSOCIATION WITH The Glass Project PRESENTS
Chapter One: The Bathroom
A MULTIMEDIA WINDOW INSTALLATION
CONCEIVED & CREATED BY
Cecile Evans & Ryan Frank
112 West 44th Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
April 17th – April 30th
The Glass Project dedicates itself to the liberation of J.D. Salingers much adored Glass Family, imprisoned behind their cream and rainbow insignia paperbacks and littered about his short stories including Franny and Zooey, Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenter, and Nine Stories. In The Glass Project, these circumscribed darlings, published in the Kennedy era,and part of a tradition of controversy over copyright and reproduction, become accessible through a final, unnamed character in the epic saga: their house.
Chapter 1: The Bathroom, the first in this series of multimedia installations and performances, explores the universal themes of voyeurism, relief, and release associated with this most private and precious of rooms. This exploration of the Glass Familys history with bathrooms will serve as a crossword puzzle that has been written over, incompletely erased, yet is still legible to all observers. Through video, sound, and an interactive telephone line, Chapter 1: The Bathroom becomes a medium for both the familys prodigious catharses and the readers blind obsession with these cult figures. In an age where paper literatures popularity has shifted towards tabloids, The Glass Project harkens instead to a cultural obsession with a fictional reality.
Chapter One: The Bathroom will be installed at 112 West 44th St. from April 17th to April 30th, with a public opening reception on April 17th at 7pm. For more information visit www.chashama.org