Public Displays

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Jan 25, 2016 - Feb 27, 2016

An interactive multimedia installation and performance piece

First Friday, Feb 5th, 2016,  6-9pm
Sunday, Feb 14th, 2016,  5-9pm

The public is invited to enter our version of Thomas Edison’s Black Maria studio and “give us a kiss” on camera, just like May Irwin and John C. Rice did for Thomas Edison Co. 120 years ago.  

The newly recorded videos will be projected in the gallery alongside the original 1896 film, all set to playful kiss-themed music, and will become part of a final video work that will mix Edison’s original film with the kisses recorded during the Public Displays installation.

Videos will be on display throughout the month of February.
RSVP on Facebook here and share your experience using the hashtag #publicdisplays.

For more information about this project, visit:

Flanders Gallery, 505 S. Blount Street.  Raleigh, NC 27601 | Phone: 919.757.9533. 
Contact for more info: Marsha Gordon,

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