• 2014 Groundhog Day Benefit Concert
  • About the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep
  • Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: A film on Ronald Ramsey
  • Art, Life & Politics: Shepard Fairey in Conversation with Mark Sloan
  • Awaken the Wall – Shepard Fairey Paints Murals in Charleston
  • Black Boiled Coffee & the Cacophony of Frogs – Evon Streetman
  • Bloodline
  • Bob Trotman: Business As Usual
  • Creature Comforts – Volker Seding
  • Diary of Dust: A Film on the Work of Jumaadi
  • Don ZanFagna: INFRA/ULTRA
  • Doug Beube: Re-Breaking the Codex
  • EMMETT STILL: A Short Film by Fahamu Pecou
  • Erwin Redl ART AS SYSTEM
  • Erwin Redl: Cubes (3×16)
  • Hunter’s Paradise Found – Kevin Kelly
  • I Can Heal
  • If Wishes Were Rivers – Jerome Meadows
  • Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here
  • Joseph Burwell and Herb Parker
  • Jumaadi: forgive me not to miss you not
  • Labyrinth – Motoi Yamamoto
  • Leslie Wayne: Recent Work
  • Lonnie Holley at Eddie’s Attic
  • Memory Speaks – Tiebena Dagnogo
  • MiniMusuem – Richard McMahan
  • Moon v 11-11-11
  • Mr. Bonetangles performs at the Groundhog Day Benefit Concert
  • Paper, Wood, Rope etc. – E.H. Sorrells-Adewale
  • Patricia Boinest Potter: Patterns of Place
  • Pentagram of Loss – Pinky/MM Bass & Renee’ Cheveallier
  • Pulse Dome Project Slide Montage
  • Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto
  • Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto (Dismantling Ceremony)
  • Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto (Making of)
  • Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna
  • Set in Stone: Zen Garden Installation by Long-Bin Chen
  • Shadow Puppet Performance
  • Shepard Fairey by Brett Novak
  • Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley
  • State of the Arts
  • That’s Show Biz!
  • The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation
  • White Days Unswallowed – Bob Ray
  • Work V. Work N. – Aldwyth
  • Pulse Dome Project Slide Montage

    Slide montage by: Brian Damage

    This video is to accompany the exhibition Pulse Dome Project: Art & Design by Don ZanFagna. It presents paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, and a 3-D model by Don ZanFagna that explicate the futuristic and metaphoric concept of “growing” your own house. Conceived in the 1970s, he imagined a home created, constructed, and maintained by all-organic processes and in perfect harmony with nature. ZanFagna is an artist, architect, and designer whose lifework not only defies established categories, but challenges rote notions of the role of the artist in society. The advent of this exhibition has uncovered a vast trove of related writings, drawings, photographs, artworks, collages, models, and ephemera that the artist created over his long work life.

    ZanFagna traveled the world researching standing stones, Mayan ziggurats, and various ecological systems, always in pursuit of underlying intrinsic structural concepts that might be adapted by humans to create habitats informed by these “invisible” or unknown processes. He pored over books, manuscripts, proceedings of conferences, and investigations detailed by Nature, NASA, and the popular press as he sought to uncover anything that might illuminate some aspect of his quarry on the art-human-ecology-technology continuum.

    ZanFagna proved to be a restless innovator and inventor. His notebooks, journals, and early works overflow with remarkably prescient descriptions of such things as the development of the personal computer and the Kindle—“all the world’s books in the palm of your hand”—in an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in 1971. He also anticipated large-scale use of solar panel technologies and the use of biological processes, algae and ethanol, to generate energy.

    Community Partners 2017