Light Year - Video Projection
Leo Koelbs Collection

Tonight - May 2 - 7-10 pm

LIGHT YEAR 49: 8 Attempts to exhaust [the poetics of] a place

Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 7 - 10pm *****Best place to view: from the Pearl Street Triangle

Curated by: Simonetta Moro

Participating Artists: Javier Barrer, Nicole Cohen, Rebecca Hackemann, Brian Miller, Simonetta Moro, Aga Ousseinov, Cibele Vieira and Jeannie Weissglass


About my video:
Artist: Rebecca Hackemann

Title: Oh - Say, can you see? 2019 (2:59 min – no sound)

Description of Work

This video pays homage to “tape slide”, a bygone medium from 1980s and ’90s Media Art, that used to entail using 4 slide projectors and a computer controller for timing, text and music. These works create narratives that span a variety of themes from whimsy to the political, the satirical or - they pose philosophical questions. Black backgrounds are used as an imagined, subjectless space, one with no referents as a setting for constructed imagery. The addition of non-descriptive text taken from old literary sources, adds to the multi faceted connotations that arise from these photographs. As Allan Sekula notes,“the photograph is an incomplete utterance of some sort, a message that depends on some external matrix of conditions and presuppositions for its readability.”

Curator Statement
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.


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