Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Immerse Yourself in Saya Woolfalk's ChimaCloud in Kansas City

Saya Woolfalk, American (born 1979). ChimaTEK: Virtual Chimeric Space, 2015-2016. Multi-media installation, 15 x 25 x 5 feet. Projection: 3:59 minutes. Seattle Art Museum. Purchased with funds from Josef Vascovitz and Lisa Goodman, Alida and Christopher Latham, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Art Acquisition Fund, 2017.16.
Visitors to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City will be transported to a fantastical world created by artist Saya Woolfalk when they experience Saya Woolfalk: Expedition to the ChimaCloud, an immersive, multimedia exhibition created for the Nelson-Atkins that opens March 1-Sept. 1, 2019. Expedition to the ChimaCloud incorporates cultural hybridization, technology, identity, spiritual rituals, and science fiction to continue the extensive narrative of a fictional race of half-plant, half female beings created by Woolfalk called the Empathics. [More]