“Room 10 Rants” at Microscope Gallery, Friday December 19th at 7:30

Room 10 Rants at Microscope Gallery
December 19, 7:30 p.m.
1329 Willoughby Avenue, #2B
Brooklyn, NY

Daniella Dooling performs readings from her teenage drug diaries accompanied by Les LeVeque on an analogue video synthesizer – generating a psychedelic mix of body, words, colors and sounds.

At 14 years old, Daniella Dooling attempted to meticulously document her thoughts while experimenting with large doses of hallucinogenic drugs (primarily LSD). These drug diaries articulate her multiple transitions through stages of consciousness that reflect the anxieties, ecstasies and worldly revelations of a very stoned adolescent in 1981. Room 10 Rants is an exuberant, personal, often funny and hallucinatory 50-minute reenactment.

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Bloody Dick Road in the Big Hole Valley: Files from the Girl in Room 10

October 10 – December 7, 2014

Esther Massry Gallery, The College of Saint Rose
1002 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208

Daniella Dooling’s mixed media installation is a transgression of borders: sculpture/archive/ adolescence/adulthood/sobriety/hallucinogenic drugs/gender/sexuality. Societal inscriptions of normalcy are reconstructed and reclaimed through a process of sifting through memorabilia, family history, natural phenomena, and cultural artifacts.

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