In the Winter of 2022, against the wishes of over 500 current students, the University of Oregon permitted the destruction of their Urban Farm. This act, considered a heinous trajedy among those who've spent their time cultivating the farm, is the basis for "I WANT TO SUSPEND DISBELIEF".
Frequently, we come into contact with the unimaginable, irreconcilable, and overwhelming. In order to process these ordeals, we suspend our disbelief, escape into the realm of imagination, and (hopefully) return with new realities and insight. Riffing on the X-File's "I WANT TO BELIEVE", in which the sight of an alien space carrier prompts the will to believe in magical thinking, I WANT TO SUSPEND DISBLIEF is a show that sees tragedy and chooses to dream.
This show was curated by Christian Alvarado, featuring their artwork and the works of Abhishek Kulkarni, Spencer Plumlee, and Chelsea Tan.