Doubletake: A Look Back at the 2014 {Re}Happening

Press Release

From Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) and the Media Arts Project (MAP) invite you to look and listen during DOUBLETAKE: A Look Back at the 2014 {Re}HAPPENING on Thursday, August 21 at 7:30pm at BMCM+AC, located at 56 Broadway in downtown Asheville.

DOUBLETAKE will be a concentrated essence of the {Re}HAPPENING – a mini-HAPPENING right downtown, using audio, video, and stills captured by the 2014 {Re}HAPPENING volunteer media team. Did you miss this year’s {Re}HAPPENING? Are you clamoring for more perspectives of the event? Do you have zero idea of what the {Re}HAPPENING is all about? Join us and find out!


  • Audio and video from the “Post Piano Project”, a visually dynamic laboratory in sound by Michael Luchtan and Kehren Barbour. The audio recorded during the {Re}HAPPENING was created entirely by audience-participants interacting with the piece, three separate piano harps arranged in the Round House on the former campus of Black Mountain College, now Camp Rockmont. Portions of the audio from this piece will provide a frame and soundtrack for selected footage from other pieces. Luchtan and Barbour will be present.
  • Video from “BIOSPHERE” by Julie Becton Gillum, Madison J. Cripps, Keith Shubert, Sara Baird, Jenni Cockrell, Madison J. Cripps, and Geo Sims
  • Video from “Reel to Real, take 2” by Lindsey Kelley, Amy Borskey, Kathleen Hahn, Kala Hildebrand, and Alexis Miller
  • Video from “Cage Dies Bird Flies (phase 1)” by Dale Williams and Ben Miller
  • Photography and videography by Michael Oppenheim, Audrey Goforth, Taylor Johnson, Mark Jones, J Smilanic, Shonie Kuykendall and Scott Duncan
  • Additional selected stills and footage of the more than 30 different artists’ projects from the 2014 {Re}HAPPENING. 

Inspired by our imaginings about what a “typical” Saturday night at Black Mountain College might have been like, the {Re}HAPPENING pays tribute to the groundbreaking artistic innovation of Black Mountain College as well as its community tradition of Saturday night parties and performances. The goal of the event is to bring BMC’s dynamic energy into the present day. Many people who have attended a previous {Re}HAPPENING consider it to be one of the very best events of the year. Featuring over 80 artists collaborating on 30+ projects, local restaurants, and a beautiful setting that occupies a unique place in history, the 2014 {Re}HAPPENING took place on April 5th, 2014 on the former campus of Black Mountain College, now Camp Rockmont in Lake Eden, NC. We are eagerly anticipating the 2015 {Re}HAPPENING, scheduled for April 4, 2015. Check for more information.

DOUBLETAKE: A Look Back at the 2014 {Re}HAPPENING will facilitate a review of not just the completed works, but also audience interaction with those projects. We will celebrate 5 years of the {Re}HAPPENING, the participating artists, and the crew of media volunteers who captured varying perspectives of the work.

In the words of one of our 2014 attendees:

I tried to describe the event to my husband, and it was like the blind guys describing

an elephant. ‘Well, there were these girls running around with big billowing curtains, and a musical desert, and a live camera obscura performance, and this big orange ball with dummies that made sounds, a full-on dinner, and installations all over the place.’ Impatient now, he said, ‘But what’s the point?’ Ah, the point. Well, that took me to geometry, and I figured that you had the location (a point in space), and the timeline of Black Mountain College, and a point and a line gives you a plane. A big platform with no boundaries, where musicians, artists, geeks, observers and cooks. And all can meet and play.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. All donations from this evening’s event will go to support the 2015 {Re}HAPPENING.

Attached Photos by J. Similanic and Adam Pinnell from the 2014 {Re}HAPPENING.

J_Smilanic RH2014-18 AdamPinnell RH2014__245

Contact us or stop by for more information:

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

56 Broadway, Asheville



About Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC)

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) preserves and continues the unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College. We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. More information at <>.                

About the Media Arts Project

The Media Arts Project (MAP) cultivates innovative arts & technology in western North Carolina. Because the media arts are integral to the vibrant cultural and economic life of the region, the MAP provides ways for media artists to connect with resources, professional opportunities, and one another through events, grant programs, and <>, a dynamic portfolio and networking site.

About Hayley Benton
Current freelance journalist and artist. Former culture/entertainment reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times and former news reporter at Mountain Xpress. Also a coffee drinker, bad photographer, teller of stupid jokes and maker-upper of words. I can be reached at hayleyebenton [at] Follow me @HayleyTweeet

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