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1987 Sky Chasm


Project Description

Sky Chasm, created by Shawn Brixey in collaboration with the Laura Knott Dance Company was a site-specific installation performance designed for Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany 1987. The project was commissioned by Documenta GMBH, and further funding was provided by the Massachusetts Council for the Arts, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PTR Optical and Hughes Aircraft Corporation.

Documenting the world of art every five years for 100 days, Documenta attracts more than 500,000 visitors during each exhibition. Documenta 8 artists included Marina Abramovic, Joseph Beuys, Laurie Anderson, Christian Boltanski, Gary Hill, Jean-Luc Godard, Bill Viola, Dara Birnbaum, Gerhard Ricther, Alfredo Jaar, Robert Wilson, Tony Oursler, and Nam June Paik.

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