Electronic Gallery


Electronic Art in a Contemporary Gallery

Tango Intervention

Performance Art Installation by Robert Lawrence

  • March 22–April 2, 2010  (Exhibition)
  • Artist Talk and Reception: Thursday, April 1, 5pm, TETC 153

A little public dancing can sometimes turn even the most commonplace venues— a graffiti-covered street in New York City, a brick sidewalk in Tampa Florida’s Latin quarter—into visually artistic feasts. Artist Robert Lawrence explores the phenomenon in his ongoing series of site-specific works, Tango Intervention. Performances in this series refer to hidden local histories that are revealed by an accompanying Web site and further explored in videos, digital prints and installations. The colonial and post-colonial history of tango is used as a lens to illuminate such hidden histories at the location of the public dance interventions cited. For this installation premiering in Salisbury, selections are included from his recent work in Washington, D.C., where he was assisted by SU new media students.

Please join us for Robert Lawrence’s Artist Talk on Thursday, April 1 at 5 p.m.
in the Teacher Education and Technology Center TETC153 followed by a reception in the Electronic Gallery (TETC128).