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LARISSA LOCKSHIN     BAD DREAM HOUSE


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UNDERGROUND BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS
1 DECEMBER – 16 JANUARY 2019

READ:
“Site Symbiotic Configuration and Larissa Lockshin’s BAD DREAM HOUSE”
Written by Nathaniel Hitchcock















The American Institute of Thoughts and Feelings is pleased to present Bad Dream House, a display of new works by New York based artist Larissa Lockshin. The exhibition will be housed in AITF’s basement gallery, Underground Bureau of Investigations (UBOI).  Accompanying the exhibition will be a print publication with a contextual essay titled “Site-Symbiotic Configuration & Larissa Lockshin’s BAD DREAM HOUSE” written by Nathaniel Hitchcock. Read the essay here.

Bad Dream House opens on 1 December 2018 and runs through 16 January 2019.

An opening reception will be held at AITF on
Sunday, 2 December 2018 from 6–9pm.

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I came from here tried to leave came back and then the door jammed

Wanting a home was the worst trap I ever fell for, nothing can protect you from certain fate
No man, no wall or no intention

Someone tried to poison me and drop me down a well
So that all I heard was the echo of my own voice
Wailing

Dig a hole in the center of the floor to escape
If it worked for Bugs Bunny
It can for me too

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10/5: The cat was in the subway. He darted into the tunnel as I was chasing him. Even the platform was dark

10/6:  Walking on a concrete floor but all of my footprints are bloody. I’m screaming and no one will help me.

10/7: My bed is on the edge of a grassy cliff laid out like Madison Square Garden. I am told I must sleep on it but I know if I roll over I’ll plunge to my death. I feel cold air in my lungs.

10/8: Instead of gazing at the dark ocean I am in it. I have a small boat but the water is choppy and I can’t get any closer to the lights on the shore. I feel sadness, I know there is a party there.

10/9: The elevator keeps falling. It’s beautiful and old with wood carvings and a chandelier. My legs break.

10/10: Everyone seems to enjoy being up here but me. I want to get off this roof and the only way down is one of those tunnel ladders for construction workers. Everyone is telling me its fine but I’m too afraid to go down the ladder. I stay on the roof forever.

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LARISSA LOCKSHIN is an artist based in New York City. Her recent solo and two-person exhibitions include “Bad Dream House” at the American Institute of Thoughts and Feelings, Tucson (2018), “Far Side of the Valley” at Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels (2015) and “Bone Dry” at 3434, New York (2016). Recent group exhibitions include “Third Space” at the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL (2017), “Poison Apple” at East Hampton Shed, “Laurel”, and “Blue Plate Special” at Dead Horse Bay, NY (2016) among many others. She is represented by Galerie Albert Baronian in Brussels.





UNDERGROUND    BUREAU
OF     INVESTIGATIONS


116 N SANTA RITA  AVE
BASEMENT         UNIT
TUCSON, ARIZONA 85719