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MOMA exhibit explained

Posted on | February 15, 2007 | No Comments

Video art installations, long a staple of the modern-art museum, don’t typically have a lot in common with the movies — movies are seen on large screens in dark auditoriums in a gathering of hundreds of strangers, while video art is more often viewed in a smallish room, from benches or uncomfortable chairs, under less-than-ideal conditions. The effect is more like watching TV in your basement than going to the cinema.

But Doug Aitken: sleepwalkers, a new public art exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in midtown Manhattan, is cinematic in its scale. Conceived by artist Doug Aitken, the outdoor installation comprises eight 1080p video images being projected, at sizes ranging from 40 to 65 feet wide, on the outside walls of MOMA and the nearby American Folk Art Museum. The pictures interact in surprising ways, and in three dimensions, with one moving image casting reflections into another as light dances across and seems to penetrate behind the glass facades that serve as projection screens. Viewing the exhibit from the Museum’s sculpture garden, from which five different projections are visible, is like walking through a drive-in multiplex where the screens are made of glass.

Here the link for the rest of the article:http://www.studiodaily.com/filmandvideo/currentissue/7573.html


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