The Kabakovs' “Center of Cosmic Energy”
Here’s an excerpt from my review of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s “The Center of Cosmic Energy” (warning: spoilers ahead) at Tufts University:
The room gets progressively lighter as the recorded spiel goes on, until it’s sunny bright and the voice concludes, “The Communication with the Cosmos building, in which you are now sitting, has been constructed upon the actual archæological site in Medford where the ‘arched antennae’ and the ‘reservoirs’ were found. Sitting within this structure, your ‘intuition of 60 degrees’ has been activated and you most likely feel a surge of cosmic energy flowing throughout your body.” And I did feel a little tingle.Read the rest here (at bottom).
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, “The Center of Cosmic Energy,” Tufts University Art Gallery, Lower Campus Road, Medford, Sept. 6 to Nov. 11, 2007.
Photo copyright Peter Harris 2007.