Parsons Faculty Saya Woolfalk and Steffani Jemison featured in “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1995-2016” at the Whitney Museum of American Art


Parsons faculty Saya Woolfalk will have work featured in the group exhibition, “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1995-2016,” now on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The exhibit focuses on the ways in which artists have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema—screen, projection, darkness—to create new experiences of the moving image. The exhibition will fill the Museum’s 18,000-square-foot fifth-floor galleries, and will include a film series in the third-floor theater.

The title refers to the science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft’s alternate fictional dimension, whose terrain of cities, forests, mountains, and an underworld can be visited only through dreams. Similarly, the spaces in Dreamlands will connect different historical moments of cinematic experimentation, creating a story that unfolds across a series of immersive spaces.

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1995-2016
Whitney Museum of American Art
October 28, 2016-February 5, 2017