Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 26th, 2012 / 8-11pm
Exhibition: Oct. 26th through Nov. 11th 2012
Gallery hours: Sat & Sun / 1-6pm and by appointment
138 Bayard St.
Brooklyn NY 11222
(Close to the Bedford, Lorimer, and Graham stops on the L train, and the Nassau Ave on the G train).
Swiss artist August presents the exhibition “Some Shine and Some Don’t” at Splatterpool artspace in Williamsburg (138 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222) which opens, Friday, October 26 from 8-11pm. August developed the site-specific installation for the interior and exterior of Splatterpool with architect Kelly Armendariz. The source material for this work is a music visualization device, the first of its kind, made by Atari in 1976 and Stanley Kubrick’s film “The Shining”. The film serves as a starting point for understanding connections between cinematic elements of sound, image and architecture. These are abstracted, translated, and rearranged into a physical experience which attempts to reveal the psychological potentials of the medium.
August questions the perception of our surroundings and how they are influenced by contemporary technologies such as film and the internet. He has shown his work in Switzerland and internationally including “Back from a Holiday”, Die Diele, Zürich, CH (2012); “Kolorit” Wäscherei Kunstverein, Zürich, CH (2012); “Tree Structure,” Collective Show, Los Angeles (2011); “Any Two”, Festival of Ideas for the New City, New York (2011); “European Art Ensemble”, Galerie 1m3, Lausanne, CH (2010); “Shift in Progress”, New Media Festival, Basel, CH (2010).