John Caperton on Canicular and how the show changed the Print Center during its run – An artblog radio podcast
Libby and Roberta talk with Curator John Caperton about the complex and visually-exciting exhibit by Demetrius Oliver at the Print Center.

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John Caperton, speaking with us Jan. 10, 2014 at the Print Center. The green-tinted room comes from part of Canicular's red/green color piece in the downstairs gallery.
John Caperton, speaking with us Jan. 10, 2014 at the Print Center. The green-tinted room comes from part of Canicular’s red/green color piece in the downstairs gallery.

In the exhibit Canicular by New York artist Demetrius Oliver, a live feed of Sirius, the “Dog Star,” streamed from a telescope at the Franklin Institute into a white silo-like structure in the Print Center’s second floor gallery.  On clear nights you could stand in the dark tubular space, created specially for the show, and see the live feed of Sirius shimmering above your head .  The only catch, you had to enter the silo by way of a modified dog door.  Crawl on all fours and you’re in. This was part of the humor of the piece, said John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center. John clarified many other points about this complex show when we talked with him Jan. 10, 2014. Canicular closed Mar. 22. We enjoyed it and hope you got to see it too.

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