Renate Ferro premiered new installation "Panic Hits Home"
Visiting assistant professor of art Renate Ferro premiered her new installation Panic Hits Home in March for the 2007 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. In this project Ferro questions what happens when the federal political bureaucracy maps out messages of panic via the media in a way that disrupts the boundaries between interior/exterior, psychic/social, and private/public.
Experiencing the Cold War panic of the early ’60s as a child, she was struck by the eerie similarity of the urgency for ordinary citizens to be prepared for impending doom that Washington promulgated in light of the tragic events of 9/11. The show was held at Ithaca College's Handwerker Gallery Rotunda.