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"Some Other Place" by SCALENO opens at the SACI Gallery on May 18

Some Other Place, by SCALENO Collective, opens May 18th at 6pm in the SACI Gallery.

SCALENO: Some Other Place
Opening May 18, 2018 at 6pm
On view May 18 - June 23, 2018

The SACI Gallery is pleased to welcome back Leslie Hickey (MFA Photography TA, 2016) Ana Lía Orézzoli (MFA in Photography, 2016) and Hana Sackler (MFA in Photography, 2016) for their exhibition Some Other Place, on view from May 18 to June 23. The three photographers, who work as the collective SCALENO, together explore ideas of place and distance. Please join us for the openig reception on May 18 at 6pm. 

Some Other Place is an attempt at undoing distance, using photographs and audio as a point of connection and investigation, across oceans and continents. We have asked each other, as friends and photographers, “What is it like there, for you?” and answered with photographs of ten everyday objects. Over time, these subjects lead us to discover each other’s cities and also deepen the exploration of our own. We want to know: what can be found in a park in Lima that wouldn’t be seen in Portland or Berlin? How does fog change the city? What makes a place? Is it the buildings and materials or people and experiences? By bridging our individual everyday moments we have created an alternate universe, an entirely new place that exists, like a novel, solely on the page.

The installation in the SACI Gallery will feature more than 35 photographs chronicling the artists’ exchanges over the last year and a half, printed on lightweight paper, and hung salon style. An audio piece will be housed in an old landline telephone located in the middle of the gallery; the artists will invite visitors to pick up the receiver and listen to a blend of sounds from the United States, Peru and Germany. SCALENO will also publish a newspaper to commemorate the exhibition. For more information about the newspaper, please contact SCALENO directly at scalenocollective@gmail.com.

SCALENO collective is comprised of three artists: Leslie Hickey, Ana Lía Orézzoli and Hana Sackler. Members of the collective currently reside in Portland, Oregon (USA), Lima, Peru, and Berlin, Germany. The name, SCALENO, is Italian for scalene; when connected, the cities of the member’s origins create a scalene triangle on the map. SCALENO is specifically interested in the ideas of place, memory, time, and feeling. Some Other Place is SCALENO’s first collaborative project. www.scalenocollective.com

“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange… we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” 
- Carson McCullers

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