Olivia Valentine

LOOM︎ROOM︎HARP is an installation that weaves together inside and outside, near and far, visible and invisible, artifacts of the past and actions in the present, through the space of the Anderson Gallery at Drake University in Des Moines. This site-specific installation and series of performances took place periodically from September 2 through October 15, 2021, is a collaboration between Fırat Erdim, Paula Matthusen, and Olivia Valentine.

The performances were accessible both in-person and online, via this website and Sunship, the website of the Arts Letters & Numbers 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale Italian Virtual Pavilion.  A discussion panel was held on October 30, 2021 by Arts Letters & Numbers

Throughout the course of the exhibition, the Anderson Gallery contained dynamic visual and audio artifacts of the periodic performances. Together, these artifacts, performances, and other components of the installation seek to permeate interior with exterior, here with there, now with then.

Performance Schedule (all times are in US Central Time):

Thursday, September 9, 2021: Performance 4:30pm-6:30pm CDT

Thursday, September 16, 2021: Performance 12pm-2pm CDT with special guest Sam Wells!

Thursday, September 23, 2021: Performance 4:30pm-6:30pm CDT

Thursday, September 30, 2021: Performance 12:30pm-1:30pm CDT

Thursday, October 14, 2021: Final Performance 4:30pm-6:30pm CDT with special guests Cameron Gray and Terri Hron!