In Two Places @ Once
- Riverside Art Center
- 32 E. Quincy St.
- Riverside, IL 60546
- 03/01/18 - 04/15/18
- Reception April 14th, 3-6pm
- Riverside Art Center
In Two Places @ Once is the title of my residency and resultant exhibition at the Riverside Art Center in Riverside, IL from March 1st to April 18th.
Over the course of the project I explored ideas and themes related to physical and perceived notions of simultaneity through a series of performed gestures, sculptural works, drawings and installation pieces.
One At One Remove uses LiDAR point cloud information from scans made during a series of improvised performative gestures in the gallery to reconstruct a hand and forearm melded with the wall of the space. Installed high above the space and encapsulated in a mechanism it is at once in the gallery and at one remove.
Points Of View, Riverside is a working title for an ongoing series of outcomes exploring differences between human visual perception, gesture and computer vision. In this instance a performed gesture is made to capture the inside and outside of the gallery space as a single panoramic image. Starting inside the gallery and rapidly running towards the door before pirouetting outside and quickly capturing the street and adjacent cars an image is made.
Bisecting the gallery from ceiling to floor Slow Dance reveals the gentle profile found by the scanning apparatus as it seeks to apprehend the surface above. Defeated by the black paint and soft curves the impression made is languid and without strong definition. Spinning at a sedate three revolutions per minute Slow Dance is an awkward sculpture of gangly proportions. Derived from volumetric scans made of the ceiling in the Flex Space gallery the piece connects the upper and lower boundaries of the space, staking them out as elements of the exhibition.
In this iteration of Schrödinger's cat isn't dead after all the camera obscura aperture faces the street and captures the light reflected from the parked cars and buildings on the south side of Quincy street. As with the prior iterations of Schrödinger's cat isn't dead after all my intention is to emphasize moments of simultaneity. I want to establish for the viewer a shift in perception whereby a passing car is observed at the moment it occurs, observed by the camera obscura and seen on screen.