Finally, here is the video documentation of my Mountain installation at Kristi Engle Gallery from earlier this year.
Mountain is an attempt to build a mountain using methods inspired by image mapping in 3d modeling software and Google Earth’s terrain view – composited video landscapes are projected onto a faceted construction, stretching the image out as it follows the shapes of the form. The video is in some places abstracted, distorted and pixilated, and in other places a clear representation of landscape.
Video shot at Kristi Engle Gallery during TBA, A Group Video Exhibition in 7 Parts.
Here are some photos from the show I had at the Nave Gallery for my “History of Somerville, 2010-2100” community art project.
At the gallery.
Visitors could add their own predictions to the timeline.
About 40 new predictions were added during the show. In this photo, there are a number of hand-written notes on the wall.
This is the same wall, before the show.
At the reception, futurist Seth Itzkan gave a short talk about thinking about the future-- and then led us on a guided future-visioning exercise.
After futurist Seth Itzkan's talk, we had Future-aoke-- the open mic about the future. About a dozen brave, thoughtful souls got up, and spoke about their ideas and concerns about the future.
...Another Future-aoke speaker...
After Future-aoke, Neil Horsky and Anna Horsky played some music on instruments that haven't even been invented yet.
...and then there was Mingling...
Between Feb. 2009 and Dec. 2010, I spoke to residents about what they hoped/feared might happen in the future; collected official governmental and city plans; and think-tank vision statements– and created a history of the future based on what I found.
I’ll be presenting this information at the Nave Gallery this Saturday and Sunday. There will be a timeline that you can read– and add predictions to. At the reception, there will be a short talk by futurist Seth Itzkan; theremin music by Adam Schutzman; and something I call “Future-aoke”– where people can step up on the mic for a few minutes, and share their thoughts on the future. Gallery website:
Saturday, Feb. 5, 1 p.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Opening reception, Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Nave is at 155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville.
Hope you can make it!