The Mission for Temporal Art, located in Marshall, North Carolina, announces its first group show, THE LUMINOUS SURFACE, featuring over 20 single-channel video and audiovisual works by artists working in sound and projection and/or monitor-based media who have been asked to consider the subject and object of luminosity.
Curator David Linton notes that “artists of diverse persuasions… drawn to the temporal video image… must sooner or later engage the inherent ephemeral light-bearing nature of the medium itself — for some as tool in the process of representation, for others in the exploration of its own generative ontology.” THE LUMINOUS SURFACE opens for public viewing on June 18, 2014, and closes on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Among the featured works is Maximus Clarke’s EMERGENT HYPERSTEREO LIVING ROOM, a video loop built around an anaglyph 3D image of Clarke’s own apartment photographed in extreme stereo. At intervals, the image is suddenly pixelated into an abstract matrix of squares, and is then depixelated, step by step, back into clarity, with flatness and geometry giving way to spatial depth and detail. An accompanying soundtrack is built around a sample of ambient sound from the room in which the original image was shot, but with its bit depth and sample rate manipulated in correspondence with the transformations of the picture.