A Call For En­tries For Up­com­ing Ex­hi­bi­tion!

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Glover, VT

The Mu­seum of Ev­ery­day Life is so­lic­it­ing con­tri­bu­tions to its up­com­ing ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing the Mir­ror, which will open on Sun­day May 29th, 2016! The Mu­seum of Ev­ery­day Life is a five year-old ven­ture whose goal is to ex­plore, an­a­lyze and cel­e­brate ev­ery­day life ob­jects. For this cur­rent mir­ror ex­hi­bi­tion, we are ac­cept­ing all kinds of con­tri­bu­tions, in­clud­ing anec­dotes, schol­ar­ship, art, and ob­jects, con­sist­ing of or re­lat­ing to all aspects of mir­rors, in­clud­ing but not lim­ited to: the mir­ror and su­per­sti­tions; the role of mir­rors in fairy­tales; the Echo and Nar­cis­sus myth; mir­rors

and drug cul­ture; mir­rors and magic tricks; car­ni­val and fun­house mir­rors; mir­rors and roy­alty; mir­rors in early cab­i­nets of cu­rios­ity; one-way mir­rors and sur­veil­lance; mir­rors and the de­vel­op­ment of the tele­scope, mi­cro­scope and other tools of sci­ence; La­can and Mir­ror The­ory; par­tic­u­lar mir­rors at­tached to per­sonal sto­ries; the trope of the mir­ror in the psy­cho­an­a­lytic in­ter­pre­ta­tion of dreams; the mir­ror in disco cul­ture; the mir­ror and sur­vival skills such as start­ing a fire or send­ing morse code sig­nals, etc. We wel­come con­tri­bu­tions in any form, be it per­sonal ar­ti­facts ac­com­pa­nied by in­di­vid­ual nar­ra­tives; vague, raw ideas for dis­plays as well as fully re­al­ized art ob­jects ready to hang; the­o­ret­i­cal writ­ings, re­search, and of course we will be in need of plenty of raw ma­te­rial so any old or bro­ken mir­rors would be wel­come as well. The Mu­seum is a self-ser­vice in­sti­tu­tion and does not al­ways have staff on hand, there­fore the safety and se­cu­rity of do­nated ob­jects can­not be guar­an­teed, al­though ev­ery ef­fort is made to keep all do­na­tions as se­cure and safe as pos­si­ble. To do­nate, or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Clare Dolan via the “con­tact us” form on the Mu­seum web­site (www. mu­se­u­mofevery­day- life.org) The mu­seum’s mail­ing ad­dress is 3482 Dry Pond Rd., Glover, VT 05839. Some­times the vol­ume of con­tri­bu­tions re­ceived make it im­pos­si­ble to dis­play ev­ery­thing; the mu­seum cu­ra­to­rial staff makes all fi­nal dis­play de­ci­sions. Con­trib­u­tors who in­clude a self-ad­dressed, postage-paid en­ve­lope or box with their en­try will en­sure that it is re­turned to her or him upon com­ple­tion of the ex­hi­bi­tion.

In­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ex­hibit in­stal­la­tion? Com­mu­nity work week­ends will be April 30th/May 1st; May 14th15th; May 21st-22nd. In­ten­sive in­stal­la­tion week will be from May 20th through May 28th, 2016. Use the “con­tact us” form on the mu­seum web­site to let mu­seum staff know you plan to at­tend.

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