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Soothing Center 2.0


  • Trestle Projects 400 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

Magnetic Sound sculpture open to public for this group exhibition.

Opening Reception: July 29th 7-9 PM

Gallery Open Every Fri, Sat, Sun 1-4 PM from July 29th to Sept 15th

The Soothing Center is an artist-made pop up spa aimed at combating the daily bombardment of negative stimulation embedded in our material and media cultures. Like a traditional spa, The Soothing Center uses sensory based therapies to stimulate and engage the mind and body; however, unlike standard spas, the treatments available here have subtle conceptual underpinnings addressing an array of topics including singularity, power dynamics, capitalism, identity, and intimacy. In many ways The Soothing Center is a cleanse where the body can recalibrate its relationship with itself, stimuli, and governing constructs.

While formally a functioning spa, The Soothing Center is also an "intra-lational" art exhibition that brings together makers and practitioners from New York and Los Angeles to exhibit a special brand of psychoactive art that actively affects the viewer through chemistry, participation, and biohacking by utilizing wearable architecture, video meditations, herbalism, and poetic gestures. Ultimately, The Soothing Center is a respite and an oasis during the frenzy that is NYC.