Through- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Chicago-July 2012. What you don’t see, you get anyway. An exhibition that reveals the paradoxes and uses of vision In/Visible opens at sunset (8:30pm) on Friday July 13 at Co-Prosperity Sphere, The exhibition brings together artists Patrick Lichty, Wang Ye-Feng, Xie Jiankun, and Jihoon Yoo. Consisting of interactive animation, virtual “happenings,” augmented reality installation,and haunting photography the exhibition presents artworks that crisscross the line between the virtual and the real and challenges the notion of what it means to see in the digital age.
Patrick Lichty, known for his work as the 3D animator member of the activist group, The Yes Men, uses technology (Augmented Reality) that allows him to install sculpture anywhere. A project that is in collaboration with Mark Skawarek, the installation augments the exhibition space and reveals the invisible information universe in the surrounding neighborhood, changing the reality we see through our own eyes. http://www.voyd.com/invisible/
Wang Ye-Feng confronts the political propaganda in a multi-screen installation that mixes babies and military weapons. Delightfully disturbing, the projected images respond to viewers movements illustrating how our bodies, via our eyes, are implicated in nationalistic images. (www.wangyefeng.com)
Xie JianKun’s quiet photographs of landscapes are barely visible. Each image is punctuated by a bead of white light in a shadowy darkness that is zipping by. Viewing the photographs is a slow process of letting your eyes adjust to reveal the layered images. (www.xiejiankun.com)
Jihoon Yoo melts metallic digital bodies into each other. An intimate closeness and cold isolation is revealed all at once as one body conflates into another on a digital stage space. The video images are a theater of impossible bodies that speak to human relationships in a digital landscape that is all around us. (www.jihoonyoo.com)
This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Illinois Art Council, a state agency.
In/Visible opens at sunset (8:30pm) on Friday, July 13 at Co-Prosperity Sphere and will be on view from July 13th through July 25. In/Visible is curated by Ross Jordan. Co-Prosperity is located in Bridgeport at 3219-21 South Morgan Street Chicago Illinois, 60608. The Co-Prosperity Sphere (C-PS) is an experimental cultural center presenting a public platform for art and ideas and an advocate for emerging art in all its forms. Visit http://coprosperity.org/ to find out more.