Sunday, September 30, 2007
Natalie Moore and Marcin Ramocki@ artMovingProjects
166 N.12th St, between Bedford and Berry Sts., Williamsburg (917-301-6680, 917-301-0306).
Subway: L to Bedford Avenue Thurday -Sunday, 1pm - 6pm www.artmovingprojects.com artmovingprojects.blogspot.com
Opening 7-9 Saturday, October 20 – November 18th
Mirage: Morning Before the Fact
A merciful mirage makes the living possible. The sun stoops low over everything wished for in a flash. Reverie alone assists the staggering mind. Here, at last (the map appears to disappear), are the artist’s intentions intact: that shimmer, that presence, as destructive as it is sublime. The clearest way to the universe is through wilderness. How to show the way for those who would climb through a hole in the sky?
In a sculptural landscape the artist figures herself as a traveler searching for a lost memory. In transitory time universal ideas and local reflections connect to macro and micro levels of conception. The forms are fleeting – moving in and out of solidity. Can a holistic view be regained? Can perception be trusted?
When the sun sets and after the sunsets and before it is night, the sky has light but there is no actual sun. The light is very soft and there is something magic about it. It limits with a magic look, a softening beauty and fragility. Open-ended and interrupted experience: the wind blowing, bird rustling, and sunshine flowing into trees.
Evening reports back as forms travel towards their disappearance. Place and replace with light and shadow, rich with past needs of representation or significance. The flawed nature of perfection is a landscape. Antelope Canyon, Bodø, Cappadocia, and the Sahara are the alien lands where great mountains and majestic deserts dwarf humans to insignificance. Such landscapes are neither an empty vista awaiting human settlement nor a jewel-like scene resisting human intrusion.
Like a mirage these objects seem to reconfigure themselves, the active mystery of uncertain vision. The work emits its aura without muscular statement or grand scale. The largest fire proceeds through aeons of emptiness in textures, tones, shapes, and edges, superimposes, and washes. The largest fire proceeds.
Melanie Neilson Junceau
Project Space: new doors by John Giglio
“Online presence” used to be a public relations catch phrase. In the last 3 years this strange concept revealed its very real powers. Google based searches became official introductions, performed shortly after, if not before, the actual handshake.
We have entered the era of identity superstructures: complex sets of search engine outcomes based on our activities, popularity, name itself, purposeful efforts and a whole bunch of random data fluctuation. We are growing second skins, made out of words, links and images: exciting, addictive and sometimes completely meaningless.
“blogger skins” is a project based on time-specific capturing of image Google searches.
The community most sensitive to this new phenomenon, and par excellence conceptually most related, is the world of pro-bloggers. For this project I chose five art bloggers: Tom Moody (tommoody.us), Paddy Johnson (artfagcity.com), Régine Debatty (we-make-money-not-art.com), James Wagner (jameswagner.com) and Joy Garnett (newsgrist.typepad.com) and performed specific image searches on their names. The thumbnails of first 100 images were imported (in the order of appearance) into an HTML editor and compiled into an image map, reflecting the original Google layout and popularity of search items.
The mosaic-like products are super-portraits of bloggers, reflecting not necessarily who they are as human beings, but how the Internet “sees” them.
Special thanks to Paul Slocum, who made me realize that, the only way to reference nonlinearity is through capturing its linear representation
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