Multimedia exhibition explores home, domestic roles, and women’s psyche
Boca Raton Museum of Art to host first solo museum exhibition by Miami, FL collective RPM Project, Sep. 22, 2016–Jan. 8, 2017
“Home is where one starts from.” –T.S. Eliot
RPM Project is made up of Rhonda Mitrani, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, and Marina Font. Using technology and sculpture as environments, these three artists come together to create monumental narratives from traditionally feminine rituals. For their first solo museum exhibition as an artist collective, they present RPM Project: The House Inside My Head – four multimedia installations encompassing videos, interactive components, and roomscapes centered around the theme of the home.
Through video, sound and sculpture, the installations serve as pathways in an imaginary house, creating multi-sensory experiences that lead visitors through a labyrinth within a woman’s psyche. In their words: “Our earliest and most personal moments originate at home, shaping the people we become and the identities we form. For centuries, social conditions have placed women and the roles associated with the feminine character, in the house;” thereby creating metaphorical realities that address classic dilemmas for women and pushing the boundaries of today’s feminine culture.
This exhibition is curated by Marisa J. Pascucci. A discussion panel with the artists moderated by Florida Atlantic University Faculty Karen Leader, Ph.D. will take place at the Museum on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available at https://www.bocamuseum.org/events/panel-discussion-dr-karen-leader-rpm.
RPM Project: The House Inside My Head is made possible by the Museum’s Exhibition Leadership Fund with major support generously provided by the Estate of Ruth Feigl, Jody H. & Martin Grass, and Dalia & Duane Stiller. Additional support is provided in part by the City of Boca Raton; the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Additional support is generously provided by our Members and Donors.
Please contact Kelsey Johnson for interviews with members of RPM Project, Curator of Collections Marisa J. Pascucci, or Museum Executive Director Irvin Lippman. High-res images and captions available via Dropbox: goo.gl/DsQrbY.