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Exhibition Detail
Brian Eno: 77 Million Paintings
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA

September 10th, 2009 - December 13th, 2009
September 12th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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long beach
M-F: 12-5 pm; Wednesdays: 12-7 pm; Openings on Sunday evenings
University Art Museum CSULB
CSULB (California State University Long Beach)
computer-art, video-art, installation
$4.00, FREE uam members, CSULB students, faculty, staff


Using sophisticated computer software and audio boom boxes, this project features constantly changing images and musical compositions which challenge the notion that the artist must be in control. Eno’s input simply sets the trajectory for the work to evolve into patterns that have the potential for surprising him as well as the audience. With carefully designed lighting, relaxed seating, and strategically placed speakers, viewers enjoy an experience that is continuously evolving. The exhibition consists of a wall of twelve monitors (of varying dimensions) that reflect the parameters Eno has programmed into several computers. The images slowly transform into a virtually endless series of visual configurations.

Seating in the gallery allows viewers to comfortably enjoy the “paintings” for any length of time. Because the black carpeting and dark walls block out available lighting, specially designed lights guide viewers through the galleries. With large cones made of Vermiculite and suspended trunks of silver birch trees providing illumination, gallery audiences can walk freely through the space and choose to view the monitors or sit in the audio room where a new music composition by Eno will be playing.

Special Event: An Evening with Brian Eno, September 20, 7 PM, for tickets


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