Wave Pool at FotoFocus ArtHub
FotoFocus ArtHub: Satellite Project Space
The FotoFocus ArtHub is a satellite project space hosting an extension of the exhibition, The Peeled Eye, curated by Calcagno Cullen of Wave Pool. The Peeled Eye investigates the idea of constant supervision; the artists in this exhibition seek to discover and understand how we are being watched and what outcomes this surveillance produces. The Peeled Eye is on view at the FotoFocus ArtHub from October 5–9, 2016, and at Wave Pool’s gallery from September 17–November 21, 2016.
FotoFocus Biennial 2016 ArtHub exhibitions: Re-streaming Reality #1 by Pierre Derks, Always Present by Potter-Belmar Labs, and the interactive performance Find Out More Online: Reviews of our Fundamental Objectives by Marc Governanti.
Re-streaming Reality #1
The installation in the ArtHub, Re-streaming Reality #1 by Pierre Derks, comprises four television screens on the floor which broadcast pre-recorded footage of streams from unsecured IP-cameras. The attentively selected and edited footage reveals an eerie glimpse of the unprotected surveillance streams that are accessible over the Internet. The television screens are bordered by seats resembling the ones featured in the videos. The process of mirroring is strengthened when viewers are seated, watching the footage from the same angle as recorded by the camera. Each looped video has its own discreet rhythmic sound score (of sound effects matching the footage) that connects the four units.
Potter-Belmar Labs (Leslie Raymond and Jason Jay Stevens) present new video work, a nighttime projection experience on the outside of the ArtHub, of ever changing scenes of animated collage figures intermingled, traveling across the surface of the structure. The work is self-generating over the duration of the exhibition and produced by a custom software engine designed by the artists. Though figures and elements appear and reappear and develop relationships with one another, images never repeat.
Find Out More Online: Reviews of our Fundamental Objectives
Marc Governanti presents a multimedia performance told through a series of video vignettes, live narrative, and sound art in the FotoFocus ArtHub on Sunday, October 9, at 11am.
The project focuses thematically on our cultural reliance on digital devices and the mental overload that occurs as users attempt to process the never-ending influx of overlapping, paradoxical communication streams, leading in some instances to a state of traumatic paralysis. The vignettes offered through this performance aim to alter commercial media tropes embedded deeply into culture, moving from moods of calm to disorientation, offering the audience an opportunity to exist in a hyper-real, sometimes absurd, sometimes frightening, multi-sensory cloud existing outside of individualized online experiences.