up down strange charm bottom top was a proposed exhibition and event to be held inside the former particle accelerator at the Wright Laboratory, at Yale University, in the Spring of 2015. The particle accelerator was to be dismantled and the space reconfigured, presenting a unique opportunity to utilize an unusual and powerful space, one that few get to see inside of, and that had, to me, associations of caves and early cave art.
Through the generous support of The Franke Program at Yale, funding was secured and a list of remarkable, engaging artists was in the process of being secured. Alas, construction schedule issues and safety concerns resulted in the curatorial project falling apart. Without access to the accelerator itself and to the surrounding space, the specificity of the project did not work as well, and the project was abandoned.
Many thanks to the helpful individuals at the Wright Lab, Franke Program, and especially the participating artists, who gave their time and efforts to make the exhibition happen.
You can read a brief proposal of the exhibition here.