Revelation & Regeneration, in commemoration of 9/11
Streaming Museum will launch a global tour of the exhibition Revelation and Regeneration in commemoration of 9/11, at Big Screen Plaza, in New York City on September 19, 7-9 pm.
The exhibition will be on view throughout its network of screens in public spaces and partnering centers around the world through 2012.
Revelation & Regeneration is a collection of existential portraits of the streams of reality that exist simultaneously in contemporary society. The work of Jeremy Blake and Jenny Marketou is juxtaposed as a dialog that brings to view beautiful images that are concealing inherent danger. In Marketou’s Levels of Disturbance, a revolving sphere intrudes over video footage of the natural landscape of Los Alamos filmed from an airplane, mesmerizes and subverts attention from the reality of its radioactive history. Blake’s Chemical Sundown exemplifies LA’s fantasy of exceptionally colorful sunsets that are in reality ominously artificial and caused by pollution.
Marty St. James’ Oneiric and The Invisible Man enter into reconstructed realities and inner dimensions and confines of the individual. Yorgo Alexopolous’ No Feeling is Final is an abstract narrative symbolizing the interconnection between mathematics, humans, nature and universe, the real and virtual.
The intimate video portraits of Marines in Afghanistan by Balazs Gardi bring real-life connection to the young men serving in one of the most dangerous conflict zones in the world. This contrasts a world-view from outerspace in Pimenta’s Kairos: as Socrates (469-399BC) stated, “Humans must rise above the Earth – to the top of the atmosphere and beyond – for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.”
Jeremy Blake – Chemical Sundown, 2001; Station to Station: Indiglo Heights (#5), 2001; Winchester Redux, 2004
Jenny Marketou – Levels of Disturbance, 2009 – 2011
Marty St. James – Oneiric, 2001; The Invisible Man, 2007
Yorgo Alexopolous – No Feeling is Final, 2010
Balazs Gardi – Video Portraits of First Battalion, Eighth Marines in Afghanistan
A project for Basetrack, a web-based reporting initiative supported with a grant from the Knight Foundation – Kairos: An architectural design for a building in Earth’s orbit
A video and sound artwork dedicated to Pimenta’s collaborators, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and concepts of Buckminster Fuller, Joseph Beuys and other visionaries.