Off the Hook Arts presents:
SummerFest 2019: Perception/Deception, Illusion/Confusion
Photos by Ralph Gabriner, Loni Obluda and Moses Street
Off the Hook Arts SummerFest 2019: Perception/Deception, Illusion/Confusion brought together music, neuroscience, psychology, magic, comedy, painting, and photography in a unique festival to explore the mysteries, methods, facts, and fantasies of human perception, and to uncover techniques of deception and illusion in the arts and in life.
The seven-part Concert Series and eight -part, interdisciplinary Dynamics Series of the 2019 summer season featured world-class musicians in intimate settings with programs that imagine alternate realities (what would Chopin sound like as a pianist working in NYC today?), sought the ghosts that “haunt” certain great works, and revealed the secrets of deception and humor in works of music and art. The Viewpoints Series of lectures explored topics of cognitive psychology and the arts.