TRANCE: An Art Installation (Opens April 30)
ELDRIDGE STREET PROJECT
presents a site-specific multimedia installation
Pearl Gluck and Basya Schechter
April 30 - July 30 2003
OPENING NIGHT WED, APRIL 30, 6PM
live performance and reception
12 Eldridge Street, (between Canal and Division)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 212.978.0803
Using fragments of lived experience from the landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue and its surrounding historic neighborhood, Trance is a sound and video installation that breaks boundaries and sparks cross cultural dialogue between the Asian and Jewish communities on the Lower East Side.
Pearl Gluck is a filmmaker. Her feature documentary, Divan, premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in May, 2003. Contact: www.divan-thecouch.com
Basya Schechter is a musician. She founded Pharaoh's Daughter. Her work includes Exile (2003) and Out of the Reeds (2001). www.Pharaohsdaughter.com [DON'T MISS: Pharaoh's Daughter at Joe's Pub April 20th)
Eldridge Street Project
Completed in 1887, Eldridge Street was the first great house of worship built in the United States by Eastern European Jews. The landmark structure symbolizes the experience of countless newcomers to America who have grappled with the tension between cultural continuity and change. The not-for-profit Eldridge Street Project was established in 1986 to restore the Synagogue, now a National Historic Landmark, to its original grandeur, without destroying the poignant reminders of its founders' century-long presence; and to interpret the site with arts and education programs that breathe fresh life into the building.