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"The Haggerty Museum of Art’s installation of Hockey Seen attempts to recreate the experience of the Hockey Seen performances of the 1970s and 80s. This exhibition, Hockey Seen: A Nightmare in Three Periods and Sudden Death, is based on the material elements of the work found in the archives of Nelson Goodman. The archive now resides in the permanent collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University. The exhibition presents original video of rehearsals and performances including a Belgian National TV production made in 1980. Elements used in creating the performance such as the drawings, photographs, costumes and masks are displayed in the museum gallery to provide the visitors with insight into the process of creating Hockey Seen. The video reflects innovative experiments showing the interplay between the dancers’ movements and large scale media projections. These large multi-screen projections incorporate the drawings of hockey players in motion and crowd scenes at a hockey game to create the ambience of an actual hockey event."


Published version. Haggerty Museum gallery guide entitled "Hockey Seen: A Nightmare in Three Periods and Sudden Death: A Tribute to Nelson Goodman" (2006). © 2006 Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University. Used with permission.