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Burlington City Arts

Tectonic Industries:  Dreams Can Come True 

October 19, 2018 - February 9, 2019

(If It’s Not Working For You, You’re Not Doing It Right)
October 19, 2018 – February 9, 2019 
1st floor, BCA Center
Artist Reception: Friday, October 19, 6-8 p.m.

Artist Talk: Lars Jerlach and Helen Stringfellow
Thursday, November 8 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Tectonic Industries is a collaborative art partnership based in Portland, Maine, comprised of Danish artist, Lars Boye Jerlach, and British artist, Helen Stringfellow. Through sculpture, wall mounted instructional videos, physical surveys, and interactive activities that engage visitors, Tectonic Industries examine the artifice inherent within the creation of the modern myths and belief systems in popular culture. In Dreams Can Come True, the artists present a series of self-help questionnaires that look to address and solve visitor’s most pressing problems and thus help them to begin living the “life of their dreams.” Guided by a series of instructions, visitors navigate the installation in search of self-actualization which can be manifested in an interactive model they can build/leave in the gallery. Interactive and engaging, while balancing wry amusement with philosophical reflection, Dreams Can Come True, explores the impossibility of our collective, endless search for concrete answers and endeavor for self-improvement.