Institute for New Feeling/Felt Book
Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt and Nina Sarnelle are the Institute for New Feeling, a loose physical and Internet presence inspired by a DIY spirit and the Fluxus movement of the ’60s, which promoted the use of “scores,” or prompts, in art-making. This summer, they’ve taken one group project, The Felt Book, on tour, presenting a global palette of home remedies, treatments and instructionals from more than sixty invited artists. The tour, they explain, operates as a hands-on version of their weekly e-mail publication, eFELT; the complete collection will be released as an eBook publication sometime next year.
Explaining the concept as a group, IfNF says, “Borrowing the structure of Fluxus scores, YouTube tutorials and eHow articles, this online publication asks artists to consider IfNF’s core interest: to explore ‘new ways of feeling, and ways of feeling new.’ Many individual Felt Book projects have begun to interpret ‘new feeling’ as contemporary physical, emotional or spiritual experiences related to the development of consumer technology.” Tonight, IfNF will bring the whole show along for a stop at Denver’s Leisure Gallery. According to the group’s members, the evening will include “a sixty-minute screening of video work, along with an exhibition of sound, web work, sculpture and text pieces for visitors to take with them.”
Explore The Felt Book firsthand from 6 to 9 p.m. at Leisure, 555 Santa Fe Drive. A $5 donation at the door is suggested. For more information, visit institutefornewfeeling.com/feltbook or leisuregallery.co.
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