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New York

Stephan Stoyanov/Luxe Gallery

Exhibition Detail
29 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002

June 14th, 2008 - July 26th, 2008
Empyrean, Cliff EvansCliff Evans, Empyrean, 2007
east village/lower east side
Wednesday through Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm

"[T]he June machine has passed into the heart of desire, that is, human activity constitutes nothing more than "residual work" or the machine's psychic "imprint" on the individual's imaginary world." - Felix Guattari

Evans presents two digital image-montage animations. Narratives, loops, and crescendos play across the landscape of a strangely frozen now. With the assumed position of a complicit virtual navigator, Evans traverses scenes of familiar power struggles, guiding the viewer through conflated contemporary and historical events and environments. Evans constructs these closed and flattened environments from found online images.

Traces of their own absence, these images are, again, sliced in time from their context, their lives, and re-appropriated to reform a world - view. Unsure of where to integrate his position, Evans repeats the scenes; just as the animated image - objects continue their dance – becoming machinic perceptions of a complicated sublimity.

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