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ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS // Reception

 

A reception for artists Alice Bonczkowski, Casey Gray, Lauren Hartman, Lynn Marie Kirby, Franco Magnani, Susan Schwartzenberg, Tamra Seal, and Merrit Wallace. Performance by Dohee Lee follows at ODC.

An expansive cross-section of neurodiversity, Sacks' book An Anthropologist on Mars shares the experience of individuals with unique traits of memory, place-based hallucinations, Autism, Tourettism, and varying types of blindness. Their stories, placed side by side, illustrate the extremely different realities within which we all manage to coexist. These individuals wade through social conventions and emotional growth, developing prodigious ways to define a sense of being in a world designed for people entirely unlike themselves.