New Media Installations

Crime Scene Greenpoint

Opening Reception: 
April 24, 6 - 9pm

Panel Discussion: 
April 29, 8 - 10pm

BAC Gallery
111 Front Street, Suite 218 
Brooklyn

New Media Installations is presented in three gallery spaces in conjunction with the 42nd Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival. The exhibition highlights the work of media installation artists and puts a spotlight on experimental filmmaking.

Crime Scene Greenpoint
Christopher Arcella
Experimental Media Installation, 4 mins, 2006

On the morning of May 2, 2006 a fire broke out in the Greenpoint Terminal Market. The blaze spread so quickly that the Fire Commissioner immediately suspected arson. After the 10 alarm fire was put out the block was shut down as investigators combed the scene. With Crime Scene Greenpoint, Christopher Arcella has crafted a mysteriously dramatic visual poem just from looking out his window (and down from his rooftop). Many have done less with much more! Jim Jarmusch

Crime Scene Greenpoint - Still Photographs
Christopher Arcella will exhibit still photographs from his video installation, Crime Scene Greenpoint at the BAC Gallery

underLINE
Grady Gerbracht and Claudia Vieira
Experimental - Media Installation, 9 mins, 2007

Tracing the topography of the city of Kyoto, underLINE is a liminal map, a spatial record of time passing, a metaphor linking the intersections of collective experience. A camera and special microphones were mounted on a bicycle to record the daily journeys the artists made to places of personal significance selected by Kyoto residents.

Here, Everything is Still Floating - Still Photographs
Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty will exhibit still photographs from their video installation Here, Everything is Still Floating (see below on display in Studio 224 April 24 - May 7).

Studio 224
55 Washington Street, Suite 224, DUMBO, Brooklyn
(entrance at 111 Front Street)
Please note: This installation will be in place from April 24 - May 5, 2008

Here, Everything is Still Floating
Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty
Experimental-Media Installation, 2007

An apparition of a white bird carefully moves through a textured, black landscape, listening, watching and aware of being watched. This meditative piece visually references Japanese screen paintings of cranes, an elusive creature long associated with notions of immortality and resurrection as well as the ability to transcend the three realms: heaven, earth and the underworld. The refracted doubling of the bird suggest the idea of transience, revealing a creature at one restless and at rest. A ghostly and minimal audio score comprised of natural sounds, electronic music and Japanese shamisen accompanies this sparse image.

Goloborotko's Studio
68 Jay Street, Suite 209, DUMBO Brooklyn
(entrance at 147 Front Street)
Please note: This installation will be in place from April 29 - May 7, 2008.

YEAH, I SAID IT . . . but don't you tell nobody
Jessica Ann Peavy
Experimental-Media Installation, 2007

This work explores the blurred lines between fact and fiction and how it affects performance and spectatorship particularly through reality television and video on internet sites such as Youtube and Myspace. As a culture, we now express ourselves through media which allows us the opportunity to create particular fantasies, however opens the door for public manipulation and misinterpretation.

A performance and reception with the artist will be held on Wednesday, April 30 2008.