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“Portland artist Bill Will has used the Hoffman Gallery as a venue for a site-specific interactive art experience he calls the Fun House. He has conceived a menagerie of mechanical artworks that, together, form a dramatic and cacophonous spectacle, where all elements intersect and overlap to create an experiential environment, like a circus of artwork and related contraptions. Sculptural objects, both static and kinetic, are combined with composed sound recordings and the live sounds of whirring mechanisms; theatrical lighting and ambient breezes (produced by large fans) create a multi-sensory experience. Fun House requires participants to follow a circuitous marked course; devices start and stop suddenly, objects suddenly become illuminated, then fade away into the darkness. This is an art installation that crosses the boundary into theater, where the visitor completes the experience.”
A catalogue published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art. Full-colour photographs documenting the exhibition, the works shown there, as well as other works by the artist. With a foreword and essay by Linda Tesner.
Hard cover, 29 x 21 cm, 48 pages, Portland 2017