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LIGHT YEAR 49: 8 Attempts to exhaust [THE POETICS OF] a place

  • Manhattan Bridge THE PEARL STREET TRIANGLE Brooklyn, NY (map)

Curated by: Simonetta Moro

Music from Lisa Moore’s album Preludes Op. 8, music composed by Julian De La Chica.

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

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.