Art without bounds: Immersive art show at Bruce Museum to close soon

Time is running out to see Stamford artist Holly Danger’s digital exhibition “Let in, Let go” at the Bruce Museum.

The multi-sensory video exhibition will conclude its run on May 30. Danger described “Let in, Let go” as an immersive video projection experience and explained that she “projection wrapped” six of the museum’s walls in the main gallery space.

“It’s brightly colored, abstract video collage and audio work and it sets a visual mediation, a mood that brings you out of your everyday and brings you into a really special moment of respite and sanctuary,” Danger said.

Danger’s show opened in late April as part of the museum’s reopening. The peaceful imagery in “Let in, Let go” was shot during the artist’s travels and also features some images captured from her home in Stamford.

The artist said she first became interested in video projection art when she saw the “Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out” exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in 2008. Danger explained that Rist’s work spoke to her because she hadn’t seen anything like it before.

“Ever since then, I’ve been kind of chasing the dream to show that kind of work myself and to bring that kind of art to my community here in Stamford,” she said.

Danger is the founder of her immersive art space, Danger Gallery, located in Stamford. “I wasn’t really finding what I was looking for here, I decided to kind of create it for myself,” she said.

The artist opened Danger Gallery in 2016, but made the shift to being a full-time artist in late 2019. She laughed, adding that “so, just before the pandemic I was getting started in my own space.”

However, Danger’s art space isn’t a traditional gallery and is only open for pop-up events. While the gallery has been closed throughout the duration of the pandemic, Danger explained that her gallery focuses on experiential events.

“Just something that’s not your traditional gallery space. The focus is mostly on video projection art.”

Danger said that she thinks video projection art is captivating because it is a “boundless medium.” She explained that when working with video projection art she can work with multiple mediums at the same time.

“I can do traditional painting or drawing or photography and I can collage all of those mediums together to create the content for video projection,” she said. “It really opens up the spectrum of what you’re able to do as an artist and it completely transforms ordinary spaces into moving experiences.”

She added that video projection art’s adaptable nature lends itself to being showcased in a variety of spaces.

“You can bend it around corners, you can fit it into different architecture, you can put it out in nature on trees. It’s the type of medium that can go anywhere and can be a combination of several different mediums.”

When asked what she wants people to take away from her work, Danger said she wants people to see it and feel “something playful, something joyful and something positive.”

“I mainly want it to stop people in their tracks and give them a moment of awe and inspiration. I feel like this type of work, maybe not a lot of people haven’t seen this before, so I really want to take people out of their routine of [the] everyday and offer a new perspective.”

Danger’s “Let in, Let go” exhibit was previously showcased at the Satellite Art Show Miami Art Week 2019, the Illuminus Festival 2019 in Boston and the K Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea in 2020.

During the pandemic Danger has been hosting weekly videos from her gallery where she chats about immersive art and provides free audiovisual performances every Saturday at 9 p.m. from her YouTube channel.

For more information about Danger and her work, visit