The Bruce Museum will reopen to members and the public on Tuesday, April 27, with “Let in, Let go,” a multisensory installation created by Holly Danger, a Stamford-based video artist who has brought immersive events and installations to audiences around the world.
Danger mixes natural and digital elements together, creating vibrantly colored, abstract, audiovisual art that is projected onto natural and architectural surroundings. Each work is a site-specific, one-of-a-kind experience that comes to life with the energy and presence of the viewer.
On view in the museum’s main gallery through Sunday, May 30, “Let in, Let go” explores the synchronization of video, art, light and sound and how it relates to emotion, connection and experience. The imagery was inspired by elements found in nature and a desire to reinvent their forms, colors and symmetry digitally.
“The work is designed to hold you in the present moment and take you on a journey, offering a sanctuary in this space and time,” said Danger, who is also the founder of Danger Gallery, a video art space in Stamford. ” ‘Let in, Let go’invites the viewer to take a respite from the outside world, quiet the mind and go inward.”
The installation has been exhibited at the Satellite Art Show for Miami Art Week, the Illuminus Festival in Boston and the K Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul. Danger is the recipient of the Artist Fellowship Award by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, as well as the Equity Match Grant from the Stamford Women’s Development Council.
“We thank all of our ‘Bruce family’ for their continued support during our temporary closure,” Robert Wolterstorff, the museum’s Susan E. Lynch executive director, said in a statement. “While we were grateful to be able to continue to host an array of virtual programs on art and science and to proceed with a full schedule of educational programs for students across the community, we really missed being able to welcome visitors on-site.
“Museums are still about engaging with culture in real space with other people. I’m thrilled that we can get back to that again with Holly Danger’s provocative yet soothing ‘Let in, Let go’ installation. This is exactly the kind of thing you have to experience in person, because it’s about total immersion. I can’t think of a more exciting way to welcome members and visitors back to the Bruce. It’s the perfect installation for all of us at this moment in time.”
To reserve a timed ticket to visit the Bruce Museum, visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376, ext. 311. For more about Holly Danger, visit hollydanger.com.
– Georgette Gouveia