L'Enfant Terrible - An Immersive Art Project
by Denise Prince
Oct. 22, 2016
L’Enfant Terrible – an immersive art project
1. an incorrigible child; a child who makes terrifyingly candid remarks
2. a person known for shocking remarks or outrageous behavior
3. a usually young and successful person who is strikingly unorthodox, innovative, or avant-garde
Austin artist Denise Prince is in the process of creating her most ambitious project:L’Enfant Terrible an immersive, one-night-only multi-media experience that will allow attendees to spend an evening within a work of art as creative collaborators. We are inviting you to be part of this artwork and to be a sponsor of this groundbreaking project. Participation is not a must and will only add to your experience should it catch your fancy. Play it by ear!
L’Enfant Terrible defies the notion that there is a Rubicon one inevitably crosses from innocence to knowingness. Instead, participants will enjoy both states simultaneously and experience them in their heightened form. The boundaries of the exhibition space will, too, no longer exist. When the night is over guests will be able to virtually return to the work and to their place in it.
Expect colorful projections of animated slumber and Somnolent/Insomnolent Stories, readings from Madeline to Tropic of Cancer. There will be digital flipbooks; interactive installations; Chelsea Girls reimagined; as well as our signature Salinger Sling cocktail.
With her project Tractatus 7, an explosion of unflinching themes and brilliant imagery, Denise Prince has earned a reputation as an Enfant Terrible in her own right. "No one is making work like this," touted Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, of the series. “I, too, think art should step further than any knowledge we have about it," said artist Robert Buck, in response to the collection.
Prince’s work has been featured at the Contemporary Austin; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; International Zizek Studies Conference; Kopeikin Gallery, LA; Anthology Film Archive, NY; Barbarian Art Gallery, Zurich; EFFEARTE, Milan; Art Moscow, among other national and international institutions.
October 22, 2016
207 West 18th Street
Austin, TX, 78701
The event will take place Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Austin’s Scottish Rite Theater. From 6 to 8 pm VIP’s are invited to star in a Méliès inspired film, followed by disco naps, cocktails & aperitifs. The event will be opened to individual ticket holders from 8 to 11 pm.
We are inviting you to be a primary participant in the evening, collaborating in the creation of the short film (if you choose) and other VIP exclusive happenings. Your support allows us to create a one-of-a-kind and intimate experience. This project has been developed with the support of Women & Their Work and grants from the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division. Help bring L’enfant Terrible to life. All proceeds go towards this ticket-only event, to a public presentation, and to companion works on 16mm film. Women and Their Work serves as fiscal agent for 501[c](3) status.
We are grateful for your consideration.
Creative Collaborator / Chairperson
Additional details and incentives at the website: www.deniseprince.com