tagged: projection

Tony Oursler Hacks a Church with Reverse Iconoclasm

by Edo Dijksterhuis
True to their sometimes petty nature and deep-seated adversity to change the town folk of Amsterdam were up in arms last year when Jacqueline Grandjean made public her plans for the Oude Kerk (Old Church). The new director wanted the venue to become more than a glorified exhibition space filled with penurious looking temporary bulkheads. She envisioned large-scale installations by artists of international repute, in interviews casually mentioning the Unilever Series in Tate Modern’s Turbine... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 12/2/14

Stretching across a city and climbing into the sky

by Nicole Rodríguez Woods
“Our sky was destroyed during World War II,” creaks a white-bearded eighty-six-year-old Otto Piene from in front of the lens of a video created on the occasion of his Berlin multi-sited exhibition . He explains his lasting impression with the light phenomena that would permeate his art practice for upwards of six decades, his desire to establish a new launching point for his practice, for the role of art to act as rebuilder. In conjunction, the Neue Nationalgalerie and the Deutsche Bank... [more]
Posted by Nicole Rodríguez Woods on 8/7/14

Tearing Shadows: An Interview with Robert Seidel

by Melissa King
Enter the void. Decipher dark from light, temporal from physical, motion from stasis. Robert Seidel’s recent installation at 401contemporary encompassed video projection, sound, and solid-state artwork in an absorbing ode to the outer reaches of consciousness. Most certainly, the cinematic elements of Seidel’s enchanting projection sculpture necessitate pervasive blackness, but this is to ignore the material component of the work, the variegated contours and curves that remain invisible when... [more]
Posted by Melissa King on 6/30/13

Aufstand der Fischer

by Mara Goldwyn
In this work, a theme—among many confused, or perhaps, collaged ones—is the history of collective, social movements. Yet our phantom narrator, who puts transparencies on a non-functioning overhead projector, speaks alone and bodiless in the hollow hall of Cinzia Friedlaender gallery. Her succinct voice, telling a non-sequential narrative from the points of view of many in the installation’s story, echoes, as if the echo were exacerbated the less people that hear it. That collaged/confused... [more]
Posted by Mara Goldwyn on 9/24/11