SciArt Center Fridays: "sciArt in SoHo" curated art walking tour on Saturday, 9/13 chronicles SciArt through the ages
Through the decades, the relationship between science and art developed as the two disciplines shifted with the changing times. SciArt in SoHo is a curated art tour that chronicles the symbiotic relationships between art and science through the ages. The tour begins with Environmental Art of the 1970s and concludes with contemporary digital new media. Stops include the Dia Art Foundation, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Eleven Rivington and Salon 94 Bowery.
Saturday, 9/13 schedule:
1:45 Coffee Meet & Greet at Ground Support
399 W. Broadway, 10012
2:00-4:00 Art Walking Tour
(details below, all information provided by venues' websites)
4:30 Drinks and Reception at One Mile House
Dia Art Foundation, 393 West Broadway
Walter De Maria The Broken Kilometer (1979)
The Broken Kilometer is composed of 500 highly polished, round, solid brass rods, each measuring two meters in length and five centimeters (two inches) in diameter. The 500 rods are placed in five parallel rows of 100 rods each. The sculpture weighs 18 3/4 tons and would measure 3,280 feet if all the elements were laid end-to-end. Each rod is placed such that the spaces between the rods increase by 5mm with each consecutive space, from front to back; the first two rods of each row are placed 80mm apart, the last two rods are placed 570 mm apart. Metal halide stadium lights illuminate the work which is 45 feet wide and 125 feet long.
Dia Art Foundation,141 Wooster Street
Walter De Maria The New York Earth Room
An interior earth sculpture: 250 cubic yards of earth, 3,600 square feet of floor space, 22 inch depth of material for a total weight of 280,000 lbs.
Eleven Rivington, 195 Chrystie
Adam Shecter New Year
New Year features a 26-minute panoramic animation that runs the length of the entire gallery space and is a depiction of city life that fuses science fiction with the domestic. Through omniscient narration, Shecter's hybrid of personal journal and animated science-fiction follows the lives of a gay married couple, a melancholy astronaut, and two wild dogs living in a reality not quite our own. New Year employs an experimental narrative technique, pairing twelve continuously scrolling sequences with meditative panoramas in an ultra-wide aspect ratio. Like a graphic novel, the film employs a variety of styles, creating visual and narrative counterpoint between atmospheric sequences, sci-fi set pieces, and observations of daily life.
Salon 94 Bowery, 243 Bowery
David Benjamin Sherry CLIMATE VORTEX SUTRA
Sherry’s latest works take on photography’s canonical genres, including landscape – which he is most well known for – as well as still life, portraiture, the nude, collage and darkroom photograms. Many of these compositions sit at an uneasy intersection of travel photography and surveillance imaging. Part-archeologist and part-futurist, Sherry uses 8x10 film negatives and analogue techniques in order to speak to new technologies and our changing physical world.
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