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Important Update

October 31, 2009 to November 29, 2009 |


Ted Victoria is well known for haunting works that use projected light to create animated illusions of reality. Referencing the early history of projected images, such as shadow plays and magic lanterns, his installations have an aura of uncanny believability that is an antidote to the slick overproduction found in much contemporary film and video. Utilizing lenses and homemade projectors, Victoria creates unforgettable images that are inseparable from his modest and low-tech means of production.

For the Museum's Main Street Sculpture Project, Victoria will be transforming the entire front section of The Aldrich's 200-year-old administration building into an illusionary aquarium. Every night at dusk, the building, from first floor to attic, will seem to be filled with huge, swimming, live brine shrimp, projected on the inside of each window. The project will premiere on Halloween night when Ridgefield's Main Street comes alive with thousands of costumed children and adults.