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Intangible Transportations

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Propulsive Love
Intangible Transportations
Curated by: Erika Pettersen

851 Hegeman Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11208
November 9th, 2012 - January 31st, 2013
Opening: November 9th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.artseastny.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
EMAIL:  
erika@artseastny.org
PHONE:  
718-676-6006
OPEN HOURS:  
M - F: 10am-5pm, or by appointment
TAGS:  
digital painting, iranian, colombian, japanese, British, interactive, international, abstract, figurative

DESCRIPTION

As time marches on, the ability to travel to an incredible range of destinations becomes increasingly easier. The Internet has brought this facility of transportation to a new level. While receiving e-mail, opening a webpage or scanning a QR code doesn’t change our geographical location, it does remove us from our current surroundings. With a quick click, we can evade the actual space we occupy and feed the desire for an instant escape.

Intangible Transportations compares the way digital media “moves” us beyond our physical world to the seemingly inherent human urge to experience something beyond our everyday experience. James Feraciour’s QR code inspired pieces anchor the exhibit by serving as a symbol of digital transportation to the homelands of Yukiko Tsushima, Sandra Mack-Valencia and Nurieh Mozzafari. However, what we find upon our arrival are not static scenes of Japan, Colombia and Iran. These destinations are ultimately voyages in and of themselves.