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. Salinger’s 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 Family’s 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 family’s prodigious catharses and the reader’s blind obsession with these cult figures. In an age where paper literature’s 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

One thought on “The Glass Project”

  1. Will Hochman says:

    This sounds very cool. My first alias in email was and still is Seymnour@Salinger.org. I’m presently at work on a book about Salinger and have colleagues who imagine ourselves as defacto Glass family members…and it’s always good to have a place to go to the bathroom in NYC.

    Will

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