CITY SIGHTS: Finding the science-art in New York area exhibitions
by Julia Buntaine
Editor in Chief
Pipilotti Rist's "Pixel Forest"
"One of the works I am most excited about in the retrospective is Pixel Forest, which is also the title of the show. You walk into a room that has a hanging LED light installation consisting of 3,000 LED lights, synchronized so that every pixel knows what to play, and all together gives one image. Pixel Forest is, in a way, reconciling daily and nightly lights with our synapses and inner feelings; I try to bring a poetic order. It’s a very emotional, intuitive work that converges both the technological and the biological." - Pipilotti Rist, Artforum
Museum of Arts and Design
Margaret and Christine Wertheim's "Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEAS"
“The “Crochet Coral Reef” mixes environmental science with science fiction to create a call to action in this time of response-ability and sisterhood with the sea.” – Margaret and Christine Wertheim
Miguel Abreu Gallery
"Anemine" by Pamela Rosenkranz
"'Anemine' is a substance based on the ancient and abundant natural properties found in the Amazon. The molecular structure of chlorocruorin (green blood), which comes from annelids found in the rainforest, was synthesized and had been turned into a lacteal green distillate. Enhancing the intensity of human perception the substance’s impact echoes throughout the gallery’s spaces as a simulation of its own effects." - Miguel Abreu Gallery
"Sampled sounds of the Amazon jungle, played in reverse, further permeate the galleries and reinforce the experience of an inversion of a primordial nature. While the sound generates a soothing and relaxing atmosphere, it also invokes the violent natural processes of the anthropocentric era that it marks." - Miguel Abreu Gallery
All photos courtesy of Julia Buntaine