at Bitforms gallery
Natasha Diels performing with R. Luke DuBois
Short clip of R. Luke DuBois live digital visualization during our opening.
@wheresaddie drone painting in our new LES space!
R. Luke DuBois, “Portraits” opens on Sunday! (at bitforms gallery)
Installation continues “Prosody: WSB” by R. Luke Dubois based on a William S. Burroughs reading of “Junkie.”
@rlukedubois and @danielcanogar (at bitforms gallery)
Strata #4, 2011
HD video, stereo sound, video player
10 min 9 sec, loop
Casey Raes’s series Signal to Noise intentionally disrupts the information of local broadcast signals. Each animation in the series continuously scrambles a 20-minute segment of television captured from a major US network. Subverting software’s capacity for order, Signal to Noise fractures and distorts the intended images and narrative, to craft alternate, imagined spaces.
In the piece AMERICANS!, the existing frenetic quality of children’s television is amplified into pulsing fragments. The construction is comparable to early twentieth-century collages built from the media of that time, and mid-century video collage. A set of instructions authored by the artist rapidly edits the video content.
The animation excerpt above is a multi-frame capture from the live software, which does not loop.
Reas has shown his work at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s artport, Ars Electronica in Austria, ZKM in Germany, Transmediale in Berlin, GAFFTA in San Francisco, Uijeongbu International Digital Art Festival in Korea, the Danish Film Institute, bitforms gallery in New York and Seoul, IAMAS and ICC in Japan, the Microwave International Media Art Festival in Hong Kong, and the Sonar Festival in Barcelona.