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Saya Woolfalk
“Woolfalk harnesses installation, video projections, and sci-fi into a gorgeous, otherworldly presentation that suggests the flux and hybridity of contemporary identities.”
Apr 5—Jun 11, 2022
Saya Woolfalk
Visual Art

Floating World of the Cloud Quilt

Soundscape Anthelion by Dim Gurevich
Assistant Creative Direction by Isabel Sakura
Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, BAM Guest Curator-at-Large

Part of Spring 2022
“Floating World of the Cloud Quilt” is a monumental digital projection installation by multidisciplinary, multi-hyphenate artist Saya Woolfalk. This work quilts together 15 years of archival material from Woolfalk’s Empathic Universe, an array of visionary spaces where a fictional race of women can alter their genetic make-up and fuse with plants.

By connecting analog drawings, paintings, and photographs with digital elements in this universe, Woolfalk creates an embodied, unified space. This installation is a liminal collage of a digital sky incorporating images of medicinal plants, along with those from astrology, mandalas, and variations on sacred vessels and artifacts from around the world—Woolfalk shares these insights:

With this work, I want to immerse everyone in the archive of the Empathic Universe in the form of what I call “The Cloud Quilt.” Quilts often take the well-worn pieces of our everyday lives and combine them to create something new. When the elements are combined, the quilt retains all of the traces of history while becoming an object used in service to something else. A quilt is an object of comfort, warmth, and protection, and it is also a space for dreaming. With this work, I took a number of historical elements from the Empathic Universe, and quilted them together so the audience can experience what it feels like to be immersed in that world.

BAM Strong
The Rudin Family Gallery

Apr 5—Jun 11
Wed—Sat, 1—6pm



All events will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff 

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Saturday May 28, 2022
No performances this day.
Performance dates are highlighted in white.

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Toby Devan Lewis

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