Rockland, ME, May 29, 2019 —The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will present an interactive exhibition by the collaborative artist pair Tectonic Industries beginning June 29 and continuing through October 6, 2019. The exhibition, Tectonic Industries | DREAMS CAN COME TRUE (If it’s not working for you, you’re not doing it right), will be the first show of the artists work in Maine, where they have lived since 2014.
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 couple met in Edinburgh College of Art while both pursuing MFAs in Sculpture. Recognizing overlaps in ideals and approaches to art-making, 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 couple moved back to the US and now live and work in Portland, Maine.
CMCA is a contemporary arts center designed by award-winning architect Toshiko Mori, located at 21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine. Hours: November through May, Wednesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 12 to 5 pm; June through October, Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 12 to 5pm. Closed Federal holidays. Admission $8; Seniors (65+) and students with ID $6; children under 18 free; CMCA members free. FMI: cmcanow.org.
Tectonic Industries, DREAMS CAN COME TRUE (If it’s not working for you, you’re not doing it right), 2019, installation detail