Transflexion — Net of Mirrors
Single-channel, multi-artist video + sound exhibition
Made in NY Media Center by IFP
30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
June 4 - 30th, 2015
Opening Reception: June 4th, 6-8:30PM
(complimentary wine and beer)
soundtrack created by: Alexander Hacke (New York/Berlin)
Danielle de Picciotto (New York/Berlin)
Helga Griffiths (Darmstadt)
Thomas Lüer (Frankfurt)
Robert Seidel (Berlin)
Caspar Stracke (Helsinki)
Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Eike Berg
Installation Design by Thomas Rotenberg
The Transformation Begins:
“Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors” begins its evolution: transforming from an installation-based art+sound event, to a single-channel entity presented in a new site, a new city. The concept underpinning “Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors” has to do with "Dependent Origination,” which states that “all things arise in dependence upon multiple causes and conditions.” The growing realization of the interconnected nature of existence is the starting point for the six visual works playing to a single, unsynchronized, soundtrack. Every moment is singular, yet similar. The concept evolves with each presentation. Moments reflecting upon moments, and moments…
The dynamic nature of the circuits of communication between multiple objects and infinite reflections—the stuff of the communal fabric itself—are another aspect illuminated by “Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors.”
Six artists working in video/time-based media will create the visual aspects of the show, while a singular soundtrack created by Alexander Hacke will loop independently. The sound expands the single video works and vice versa each autonomous visual changes the perception of the sound. The inner structure of the show represents the idea.
After watching one art piece the sound changes its nature in the observer. Afterwards the perception is different at the next art work. The interdependence of several visual works and one sound effectively create a show that is never the same, every showing, every moment.
Mirroring implicates reflection in form and content. It can close connections between screens or devices, between spaces and ideas, between physical and virtual levels. Artists and art works are the mirrors, those influence the way of reflection by their individual nature. Mirroring means to structure reality by repeating, distorting, combining its elements.
To further exemplify these ideas, “Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors” features artists from a variety of backgrounds and is set to appear in several different cities around the world.
June 4th Dusk - 10PM
Manhattan Bridge Projection Project
Anchorage Place and Pearl St.
co-presented with the DUMBO Improvement District in conjunction with DUMBO First Thursdays.
For more Information: Leo Kuelbs: firstname.lastname@example.org