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The site-specific installation Sanctuary Intersect (in Slovak translation Proti vetru) is the first European project of New York based artist Thomas Lail (1967). The temporary installation Sanctuary Intersect references the idea of the traditional Jewish structure called a sukkah to echo the architectural scale of the main aisle rotated to different angles. The resulting installation screens and sub-divides the space, cutting across the main aisle of the synagogue from either side, with fluorescent lights hovering in the newly created spaces.

This exhibition is supported in part by The Embassy of the United States of America in Bratislava New York Foundation for the Arts Strategic Opportunities Stipend Faculty Development Grant, Personnel Resources Committee, Hudson Valley Community College, State University of New York, Troy, New York Music/Sound in collaboration with Bob Lukomski and Hajji Majer


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Thomas Lail: Sanctuary Intersect
Kurator: Viera Levitt
Synagogue - Centre of Contemporary Art, Trnava / Slovakia