Visual & Dramatic Arts Department at Rice University presents "In/Between | A Rock and a Hard Place: Visions from the Ghost World of how to Survive One’s Sovereignty of Self Destruction in a Land We Assumed We Once Knew" opening reception
“In/Between | A Rock and a Hard Place: Visions from the Ghost World of How to Survive One’s Sovereignty of Self Destruction in a Land We Assumed We Once Knew” by Justin Raphael Roykovich examines the unsettled time we live in as humanity experiences social, cultural and environmental shifts in ways we cannot yet define. He includes explorations of landscapes that existed in the past and those that may exist in the future, places caught in transition and the usefulness of building identities upon such constantly shifting terrain.
Roykovich utilizes multiple media to explore these psychic environments of intersections, systems, networks and experiences, using himself as a queer-coded conduit. This happens primarily through camera-based research and documentation of locations, which is then used create immersive installations employing photographs, drawings, performances, video and found objects.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until October 17.