Light Year 49: 8 Attempts to exhaust [the poetics of] a place

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, Dusk - 10pm

The Triangle at Pearl Street and Anchorage Place 

Featured artists: Javier Barrera, Nicole Cohen, Rebecca Hackemann, Brian Miller, Simonetta Moro, Aga Ousseinov, Cibele Vieira, Jeannie Weissglass

Curated by Simonetta Moro

Can’t make it to Brooklyn on 5/2? Check out the live stream on the Light Year Facebook page!

The videos presented in 8 Attempts to exhaust [the poetics of] a place do not necessarily adhere to a strict theme, but rather deal with the concept of place in a variety of ways. Taking as the starting point the Manhattan Bridge as the place of engagement, the bridge as material space is also the metaphor for the act of crossing over multiple spaces: we see images of other places (Venice, the moon, a garden in Vermont, protest sites, etc.), places that live in the imagination only, or places that translate the bridge into other media (the bridge as canvas). Multiple signs of signification overlap and intersect, where the one constant is the intention to use the video medium not as a work in itself, but as a language that exists fully only when considered in its interaction with the environment.