"The Original Science Fiction Stories," 1957, illustration by Ed Emshwiller. Image courtesy of Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) curator of contemporary art Jodi Throckmorton and Lightbox Film Center chief curator Jesse Pires lead a walking tour of Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller and video artist Bill Viola’s Ocean Without a Shore. Having briefly overlapped at the WNET/THIRTEEN Television Laboratory in the 1970s, Ed Emshwiller and Bill Viola created art that merges the human figure with video technology. The tour begins in PAFA’s galleries with a look at Viola and other contemporary video artists and travels to the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery to explore an extensive exhibition of Emshwiller’s paintings, illustrations, videos, and archival material, on view through December 7.