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Crackatorium Revisited is coming!

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North Crackatorium

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

621 Huntington Avenue

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In 1984, MassArt alumni artists Gretchen Baer ’86 and Karen Loftus ’86 and friends filled a room they called “The Crackatorium” with the contents of hundreds of tins of 1962 survival crackers. These crackers lined the walls of their MassArt basement studio that was once one of Boston’s largest nuclear fallout shelters. They invited students to join them in The Crackatorium to create the world’s largest survival cracker loaf. They made the statement that no cracker or fallout shelter could save us in the event of a nuclear disaster.

Today, concerns of nuclear annihilation surface once again. Baer and Loftus feel it’s time to return to The North Crackatorium at MassArt and resist nuclear war. The artists invite you to participate in the building of yet another 1962 survival cracker loaf as part of their multi-media art presentation on Thursday, September 28th, from 6-10 PM. “Crackatorium Revisited” will include paintings, fallout shelter artifacts, projections, and… crackers, lots and lots of survival crackers!

Gretchen and Karen invite the MassArt community to help build the loaf, video the performance, dance in the crackers and projections, or drum on survival cracker tins. Bomb shelter-inspired clothing encouraged.

If you would like to be involved, please contact Gretchen Baer at gretchen@gretchenbaer.com

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Thursday, September 28th, 6:00-10:00 PM

LOCATION:
North Crackatorium
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

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PROMO VIDEO & MORE INFO:

https://www.youtube.com/embed//4Noe0cg7ziU
http://www.gretchenbaer.com
https://www.facebook.com/crackatoriumrevisited/

Event co-sponsored by MassArt Alumni Relations and the Studio for Interrelated Media.

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