March 11, 2014 · 0 Comments
John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center, says in this clip from our interview that Canicular involves some humor. In the exhibit by New York artist Demetrius Oliver, a live feed of Sirius, the “Dog Star” from a telescope at the Franklin Institute streams into a white silo in the Print Center’s second floor gallery. On clear nights you can see the live feed of the star shimmering above your head in the dark tubular space. The only catch, you must enter the silo by way of a dog door. Crawl on all fours and you’re in. This is part of the humor of the piece. There’s also a secret sign outside the Print Center and red and green lighing downstairs (dogs have red/green colorblindness). Come back soon for the full episode! We talked to John on Jan. 10, 2014. The exhibit is up at the Print Center until Mar. 22.