The New Generes Gallery Cultural Cartographies Series begins in the Utah desert with Melik Ohanian's Welcome to Hanksville(2003). This film examines the congregation of a group of pseudo-scientists on August 27 2003, during the cosmological opposition of Mars to the Earth. The desert, reminiscent of the vacant landscape on Mars, is transformed into an unknown territory waiting to be explored. Ohanian's film is a slow investigation of an actual site and the potential of this place extending into time, space and imagination.
Opening Reception will be on May 16, 7:00pm-9:00pm.