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Event Details


Time: December 14, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: School of Jellyfish
Street: 183 Main Street, Beacon,NY 12508
City/Town: Beacon
Website or Map: http://www.schoolofjellyfish.…
Phone: 646-642-9263
Event Type: opening, reception, holiday, party
Organized By: School of Jellyfish
Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2013

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Event Description

Please join us for "Fete Paradiso" Opening Reception and Tree Lighting Holiday Party at
School of Jellyfish !
Season's Cheer and Bubbly Libations!

Saturday December 14, at 6:00PM 
183 Main street, Beacon, NY

Series in 4 Installments

Charles Giraudet’s Paradiso

Last summer, visitors to Governor’s Island in New York were able to experience the Fete Paradiso, a collection of French amusement rides from the 1880′s to the 1950′s, a period during which much of the vocabulary of fair design was invented.

The Paradiso series documents the Fete’s dismantling when the pyriad parts of the carousels with their populatio of toy cars, ballerinas, horses, dragons, lions and cartoon characters were moved back to crates and containers to await their next outing.

Through the looking glass of a documentary approach, Charles Giraudet is interested in how objects and spaces are vehicles for memories, real and imagined. The Paradiso series takes us through an intimate visit to the place where memory and dreams meet.

Charles Giraudet’s earliest memory takes place in his father’s photo studio in Paris, France. After setting aside his early aspirations of walking in his father’s footsteps, he studied architecture in France. Love brought him to New York where he has been living and practicing architecture since 1987.

Giraudet came back to photography when he started to look at the camera itself as an architectural artifact: a room that captures light and fragments of life. A small camera collection ensued with which he has taken thousands of images in various countries around the globe.

He views the Paradiso series as a first installment in a systematic exploration of concepts familiar to architects (such as perception, identity, memory, scale, transformation, the body in space, etc..) through a photographic lens.

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