CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — At this time during the pandemic when physical spaces are not easily visited, and Penn State is discouraging guests to visit campuses unless they are students, faculty or staff, the arts department at Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV) decided to embrace the notion of “disconnection” to create a bridge to seemingly divided realities.
"PROJECTION PROJECT: Bridging Perspectives" is an exhibition of solely projected images in a physical gallery space that will be livestreamed to those viewing from outside the space.
From March 22 to April 9, artists', students' and community participants’ images will share the screen in the gallery and will be livestreamed for viewing 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday via a Zoom webinar. The projection and streamed images will change as new works are added and as other factors affect the physical spaces such as movement and light in the gallery.
Ann Lalik, gallery director and arts coordinator at PSU-LV, said, “The concept of identity ties into the notion of projecting who we are, how we are perceived and how the pandemic can bring us together rather than divide us. We hope you will join us for this experiment!”
Victor Velez III, PSU-LV student and double major in arts administration and IST, brings his skills in technology and interest in community arts to this project. He said his hope is that allowing individuals to project their identities through this exhibition will "help bridge the divide."