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Announcing XYZ-NYC 10 Downing- An exhibition by Austr alian artists Leslie Eastman and Natasha Johns-Messenger. A long time colla borative team\, their work has historically focused on exploring real and p erceived space through interventions in interior architecture. 

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XYZ is Natasha Johns-Messenger and Leslie Eastman.  

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For XYZ-NYC 10 Downing\, the pair cha llenges the perception of visitors through optical illusion devices and ins tallations designed to force visitors to experience and interpret alternate points of view. 

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Some of the works blu r the boundaries between real and represented space. Their works rely on th e interaction of the participant with architecturally-scaled spaces in whic h both the viewer and the surrounding environment are strategically displac ed in myriad ways.

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The work seeks to ch allenge the participants’ experience of a particular site\, as well as thei r experience of the act of looking itself. The encounter produced is at onc e both intimate and dramatic and has a poetic and philosophical dimension t hat questions the nature of the real and the limits of the self.

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Natasha has worked with NLE before\, presenting o ne of the most popular art pieces at NLE’s past exhibitThe Sixth Sense\, a mirrored installation which bisected th e room and challenged the viewer’s conceptual vision.

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The site\, 10 Downing Street.

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Stonehenge Partners has donated a sp ace in the heart of the West Village- the neighborhood where bohemian cultu re was born and trendsetters still thrive. Amongst the various panels\, and artist talks\, we seek to question the importance of such a trendsetting n eighborhood\, including its various birthed movements\, and how the origina l population has moved on\, changing the overall perception of this cultura l birth site.

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