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Turn Back Time: A Century-Old Carousel Reveals New Insights through Memory

Monday, December 7, 2020

Coming across a full-size, antique carousel in a nearly vacant academic building will stop you in your tracks. But it’s the sound that gets you. Vimoksha by Kathryn Fanelli ‘20MFA­—part of her thesis exhibition entitled The Passing Show—is a site-specific installation of a century-old merry-go-round, which has been stripped of paint and gilding to reveal a bare, wooden platform and stark, metallic horses.