In DREAMS CAN COME TRUE (If it’s not working for you, you’re not doing it right), a series of self-help questionnaires that look to address and solve visitor’s most pressing problems and thus help them to begin living the “life of their dreams” are presented to the audience. Guided by a series of instructions, visitors navigate the installation in search of self-actualization which can be manifested in an interactive model they can build and leave in the gallery. Merchandise can be purchased in the mobile shop. DREAMS CAN COME TRUE explores the impossibility of our collective, endless search for concrete answers and endeavor for self-improvement.
Tectonic Industries is a collaborative art partnership of the Danish artist Lars Boye Jerlach and the British artist Helen Stringfellow. The members met in Edinburgh College of Art whilst both pursuing MFA’s in Sculpture. Recognizing overlaps in ideals and approaches to artmaking, they began collaborating in 1999. They moved from Europe to the USA in 2001, and were based in Minneapolis for eleven years. After living in Auckland, New Zealand for sixteen months, the members moved back to the US in January 2014 and now live and work in Portland, Maine.
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art opens an interactive exhibition by Tectonic Industries in ArtDaily – August 7, 2019
Sunday Salon | Tectonic Industries | Sunday, September 22, 3pm