© 2018 Ornella Friggit

Exhibited at Barnard College, 2016

​On November 22nd, 2016, Barnard V-Day Access|Ability and the PENDULUM collective, of which I was the Artistic Director, presented this exhibit at Barnard College, Columbia University.
P E N D U L U M is a multimedia sensory exhibit that  immerses the viewer in the artists’ experiences of mental illness.

 

My vision for the project was to create a raw, inescapable experience that plunged into forgotten or painful memories.My vision for the project was to create a raw, inescapable experience that plunged into forgotten or painful memories. Understanding, discomfort, awe, confusion, sadness were among the strong emotions that viewers reported.


The exhibit included photography, a short film, a dance and performance art piece, a painting, information about bipolar disorder, as well as other materials.
All the materials presented at the November exhibit are available on the exhibition website, which I really encourage you to look at.

Deep deep thanks to my creative collaborators on this project:

DaMonique Ballou;  Producer
Nadia Naomi Mbonde;  Artist, Curator
Natalie Ruguru Karira; Artist
Thando Mlambo; Photographer and Musician