The Dark Lab, curated by Station North’s artists-in-residence Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona, was a series of public programs that took place in Station North throughout February, March and April 2016 in conjunction with Light City's Neighborhood Lights. During their residency, Pinkston and Corona built off of Labbodies, a performance art laboratory based in Station North and directed by the artists, in order to host the Light Research Kiosk, a series of research pop-up performances which collect conversational interviews with individuals based around the question, “What gives you Light?” The research collected was interpreted by the artists into Dark City, a temporary installation on Penn Station Plaza. In addition to their Light Research Kiosk and occupation of Penn Station Plaza, Pinkston and Corona continued their Solo Labs, a series of curated exhibitions around ephemeral and new media works, with a solo show by award winning duo Wickerham & Lomax at Terrault Contemporary.
Dark Lab Schedule
February - March, 2016: Light Research Kiosk pop-up performances throughout the Station North Arts & Entertainment District
Friday, April 1st, 2016: The opening of Dark City @ Penn Station Plaza, on view from 5:00-10:00PM with performances from 7:00-10:00PM.
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016: The opening of Uncool by Wickerham & Lomax @ Terrault Contemporary, 7:00-10:00PM
Labbodies is a performance art laboratory based in Station North that provides a format for artists working in the arena of performance art to exhibit their work, with the primary values of collaboration, experimentation, and interaction they have collaborated with arts venues throughout Baltimore and beyond. The Vision of LabBodies is to establish Baltimore as a location where regional, national and international performance artists live and work through ongoing series of performance art events, performance artist residencies and a new series of performance art festivals. To date, LabBodies has showcased over 100 local, regional, national and international performance artists. The Laboratory was founded in 2014 and is under the direction of Dr. H. Corona and Dr. A. Pinkston.
Neighborhood Lights is an immersive new public artist-in-residency program that spreads the magic of Light City Baltimore into five participating neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City. Selected artists partnered with the neighborhood of their residency and created an illuminated public art project during the inaugural Light City Baltimore festival March 28-April 3, 2016.
*The Dark Lab is generously supported by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts and by Neighborhood Lights.