A visual installation in conjunction with THE REGISTRY theatrical performance conceived and directed by Dayana Stetco in collaboration with The Milena Theatre Group
THE REGISTRY visual installation displays art objects made from fragments of love letters, notes, romance novels, and diary pages. The installation reflects the illusions and disappointments of love internalized by the one in love.
Heartbroken? Donate the objects that remind you of your breakup to THE REGISTRY at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Once donated to THE REGISTRY’s archive, your contribution becomes part of our permanent collection and is non-returnable. Space is limited. Please make sure the objects you donate are not extravagant in size. The objects donated may become part of the set of THE REGISTRY theatrical performance or may be included in the art installation that accompanies it. While each donation remains anonymous, we will ask you to fill out a donation form giving us your consent to display and possibly reproduce images of your item in all promotional materials connected to THE REGISTRY.
Your contribution – which reminds you of your recently ended relationship – can be a single item, but can also be something else such as a letter or a fragment of correspondence, a photograph, a note, the text of an email, etc.
Each contribution has to be accompanied by a short paragraph telling the item’s “story” (otherwise we simply end up with a collection of stuff…)
Keep it simple. A few sentences are more effective than several pages. All items will be displayed anonymously, so the accompanying paragraph should not contain names or personal information (yours or a third party’s). The text should not be offensive, discriminatory, harmful, or malicious. Remember, THE REGISTRY’s collective archive is a place where we can learn from each other’s stories. An object and the memory it triggers is all we ask for.
Please deliver the items and accompanying text in person at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Donations are accepted from September 15 through November 15, 2017.