StoreFrontLab is a small space for big ideas, a vessel for dialogue and public engagement. Exploring the “storefront” as a place of community, creativity and local industry, we support participatory projects that bridge disciplines and prompt discussion. StoreFrontLab hosts experiments lasting from one day to one month, and take the form of salons, interactive and performative installations, lectures, film screenings, workshops, pop-ups, poetry, and music. Each season, we identify an important and many-sided concept, unpacking a constellation of thoughts, problems and images communicated through dynamic public programming within our project space.
Season 3: // The Unknown, The Unknowable, The Future
The Unknown investigates the underlying doctrines that guide and motivate us as we design cities, advance medicine, and create art. We ask our community to consider the many fundamental principles that fuel our most vital decisions.
Chrome Cavern and the Expanded Consciousness Reading Room
In conjunction with September’s Architecture and the City Festival, StoreFrontLab will become a conduit for self reflection and exploration, sending participants on a journey of internal voyeurism and insight via a journey through the Chrome Cavern. The space will provide a visually and intellectually transformative laboratory where visitors dive headlong into deep internal self reflection, only to return to a world where all the imaginary differences between themselves and others have dissolved. Concurrently, The Expanded Consciousness Reading Room will present a series of classic and contemporary philosophical texts and discussions on topics ranging from mortality to transhumanism, artificial intelligence to consciousness and dark matter to the infinite, facilitating experiences that parallel these ideas with the hope that participants will discover new connections and real world applications. Curated by Jacob Palmer with support by Arianne Gelardin.
Indigo Mind // Celebrating the Work of Oliver Sacks
Indigo Mind is an ambitious group exhibition celebrating the work of neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks. Opening September 26 at StoreFrontLab, the project features artists who explore a range of brain and body phenomena examined in Sacks’ research. These works present the influence Sacks has had on our understanding of the human condition in its limitless variation and form.
Curated by Arianne Gelardin + Cara Levine
Season 2 // City Making