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By Elise Butterfield

I could almost swear on my life that I dream of occurrences from the future, and that it is when my physical reality catches up to my dreams that I ultimately experience déjà vu – from “My Oleander” by Will Nielsen

The works in this collection are to be experienced. A sound, a flickering image, a distant memory. The artists included in “The Collapsing of Time'' play with our experience of time, demonstrating that it is not, in fact, a linear thing. Here, time is a wave. Or a flat surface. Or an opaque cloud. A dream. They feel into the slippages, the gaps, the hauntings, the moments of clarity, the sudden shifts, and the cyclicity. This collection also includes our longest work, Yanhan Qui’s 8h00min Sleep Cycle, a score built for your literal dreams. Allow yourself to be present with these works and to return to them. Notice how they change as you do.

By Elise Butterfield

I could almost swear on my life that I dream of occurrences from the future, and that it is when my physical reality catches up to my dreams that I ultimately experience déjà vu – from “My Oleander” by Will Nielsen

The works in this collection are to be experienced. A sound, a flickering image, a distant memory. The artists included in “The Collapsing of Time'' play with our experience of time, demonstrating that it is not, in fact, a linear thing. Here, time is a wave. Or a flat surface. Or an opaque cloud. A dream. They feel into the slippages, the gaps, the hauntings, the moments of clarity, the sudden shifts, and the cyclicity. This collection also includes our longest work, Yanhan Qui’s 8h00min Sleep Cycle, a score built for your literal dreams. Allow yourself to be present with these works and to return to them. Notice how they change as you do.





 Hieu
Nguyen /
 Zoe Butler /
"Parting Leis"

 Will Nielsen /
 Yanhan Qiu (Mallory Qiu) /
"8h00min Sleep Cycle"