This still capture is from Edward Rankus’ new video, “Go Fall Apart,” which will be on view at UMSL’s Gallery 210 from Jan. 26 to March 17.

A new exhibit at Gallery 210 on the University of Missouri–St. Louis campus will treat participants to a surrealistic video encounter.

“Go Fall Apart,” a new video by Edward Rankus, will be on display at Gallery 210 from Jan. 26 to March 17.

“Go Fall Apart” is an erotic, mystical misadventure in which the allure of the religious path is strewn with earthly temptations. Struggling with a bogus Zen koan, or riddle, involving flowers in keyholes and jumping through windows, the protagonist will end up entering, by the conclusion, the realm of subatomic particles, thereby achieving transcendence of a sort.

Edward Rankus is a one-time Chicago video artist (now teaching media production at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) whose work references the symbolic systems of science-fiction films, behavioral psychology experiments, sub-atomic particle physics, Spanish mysticism and Zen Buddhism. Concerned with the hazy borderline between inner and outer worlds, his work invokes a surrealist/expressionist aesthetic.

Gallery 210 is on UMSL’s North Campus at 44 Arnold B. Grobman Drive in the Telecommunity Center Building between the North UMSL MetroLink Station and the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.

All Gallery 210 events are free and open to the public. Public parking is available at the South Millennium Parking garage on the east side of Grobman Drive. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210.

The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For parking locations, directions and a campus map, visit Call 314-516-5976 for more information.

Jack Crosby

Jack Crosby

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