“And Now For Something Completely Different…” On Saturday May 13, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery will convert from a space that exhibits artwork to one huge living, breathing, dancing hive of creativity.
Guests arriving in the piano lounge/sculpture gallery might be greeted with a signature cocktail, dramatic stairwell projections, and a make-up/selfie station. Guest DJ’s Kate Walchuk and Jason Johnson of Halifax will set the beat, while giant puppets, multi-person costumes, and the Black Light Bar intrigue partygoers around every turn, occupying all levels of the Gallery for one night only.
Yet to be revealed: the name of the mystery cocktail and how the inimitable Becka Viau will collaborate with Al Doug’s now Charlo-famous Lavish Boys DJ crew on the dance floor in the lower west gallery. Afterimagers who don’t like their outcomes at the ‘Wheel of Fortune Cookie’ can seek solace at the Emotional Apothecary or confess all at the Coffee Shop Confidential.
We are told that ‘afterimages’ occur because photochemical activity in the retina continues even when you are no longer experiencing the original stimulus – anyone who attended Afterimage 2016 can attest to the effect.
Afterimage is one night only, and runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. Tickets are available for $20 (plus tax and service fees) in advance from the Confederation Centre Box Office, or $25 (plus tax and service fees) at the door.
A cash bar will be offered and patrons must be 19 years of age to attend.