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Radio Art Therapy at Volta 2016

Radio Art Therapy (R.A.T.) is about the fine art of asking perceptive questions and Clocktower transformed its VOLTA 2016 booth into a stage-set therapy office, where artists, curators, and visitors took a break from the fair's madness to lie down on the couch for a brief session, venting their emotions, frustrations, and joys; contemplating the universe; and processing the ongoing art complex.

Selected from the dozens of revelatory sessions recorded onsite, we have selected the following subjects:
• Shoplifter (hair as therapy)
• Laura Drogoul (1969 Cadillac hearse owner)
• Je'jae Daniel (scared of everything)
• Amanda Colson (Volta art director from Bahamas)
• Charles Jo Crowell (dumpster diver)
• Alanna Heiss (living legend in denial)
• Irena Romendik (Ukrainian painter damaged by Soviet kindergarten)
• Elliott Arkin (headful of cacophony)

Clocktower staffers Joe Ahearn, Mia Wendel-DiLallo, Jake Nussbaum, Lani Combier-Kapel, and Ethan Primason—following intensive sensitivity training—conducted the interviews.

VOLTA NY is the invitational fair of solo artist projects and is the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, which was founded in 2005 by three art dealers as a fair "by galleries, for galleries".