Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Yet another reason to visit New York soon: Exhibitions at Eyebeam

Produced at Eyebeam: Remapped Realities
on exhibit through April 30th

The second exhibition of works from Eyebeam's 2004 Residents explores the ways artists have ventured forward from the notion of representation. Increasingly powerful and accessible imaging technology allow depiction of a world wherein the complexity of the real is rendered beyond what one could see with the naked eye. From docu-fictions to immersive narratives, reconfigured landscapes to new storytelling schemes, these works address the nature of our relationship to the moving image beyond the screen, as well as our perception of architecture and space in a world that is increasingly permeated by images.

What Sound Does a Color Make?
May 26 - July 6, opening reception May 25

Artistic interest inspired by the phenomenon known as synesthesia, a condition in which one type of sensory stimulation evokes the sensation of another, can be traced as far back as the seventeenth century. For contemporary audiovisual artists, the possibilities inspired by this phenomenon have expanded with the advent of recent digital technologies that translate all electronic media, whether sounds or moving images, into the zeros and ones of computer bits. The artists in What Sound Does a Color Make? use these advances in technology to collapse the boundaries between vision and sound in a way that reboots our perception of perception itself.

+ Explore the extraordinary work of digital imaging pioneers Aziz + Cucher, from their beautiful and unsettling Plasmorphica series to their current Synaptic Bliss project.

"Producing images worthy of a mad scientist, Aziz + Cucher seem to take apart the body and explore it without destroying it. In doing so, they find new life and even beauty in the technologically transformed body".
- Laurie Attias, ARTNEWS, December 2000.

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