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Forest of Memories

November 10
February 04 2024

Where Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery

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Forest of Memories is an ambitious, immersive multimedia installation of curated experiences inspired by the wonders of the natural world. Using handmade sculptural elements, more than 40,000 LED lights, projection mapping and interactive sound, the exhibition imagines a world being reclaimed by nature and transformed into an extraordinary liminal space of maximalist possibility.

Forest of Memories will be on view from November 10 to February 4, 2024 in CIA's Reinberger Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8pm Friday, November 10. Remarks begin at 6pm.

This exhibition is a collaborative effort between Reinberger Gallery and students from CIA’s Sculpture + Expanded Media department’s Light, Sound + Installation course led by faculty member Jimmy Kuehnle. Working with a creative partnership team of visiting artists—including software developer Hepp Maccoy and multimedia sound artists Raul Romero and Bob Drake—students were tasked with conceptualizing and executing an immersive installation that incorporates light and sound as both a principal material and structural element. The result is an awe-inspiring, madcap adventure for the senses that must be experienced.

Participating Artists
Owen Britt ’26
Zion Monice Jones ’24
Ainsley Kasper ’25
Lex Manieri ’26
Tumnus Rex ’24
Kaylee Ryan ’25
Sam Taylor ’26
Cora Terrion ’25
Casey Wehrman ’25
Soleil White ’24

View photos from the exhibition opening.

Caution: Forest of Memories contains LED lighting that produces bright shifting light patterns throughout. Although the exhibition does not contain rapid strobing lights, we recommend those who experience photosensitivity to proceed with caution to ensure the safety of all visitors.

Accessibility: Forest of Memories is wheelchair accessible.


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