wendy letven
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Walk, Twirl, Stand, Twirl, Grass, Wind, Chimes

To be installed at BWAC Fall Pier Art Show, 2014

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) gallery
A repurposed Civil-war era warehouse on the historic piers of Red Hook, Brooklyn

Opening reception: Saturday September 27, 2014
Exhibition dates: September 27-October 26th. 
Gallery hours: Saturday & Sunday from 2-6 P.M.

About
In my work I explore the connection between memory, time and perception. In this video installation the audience sees a gridded video projection of moving images taken while walking, twirling and standing in the grass on a hot summer day. People may stand barefoot on a patch of grass in front of the projection. The length of the shadows in the video, the shifting color of the grass, varying rhythms of speed and movement, sound of wind chimes, wind from a fan, feeling of feet on grass, and smell of earth work together to stimulate a past memory and sensation from childhood. Audience members have a unique experience, forming a new memory of twirling on grass, depending on their desire to form a unified whole from the fragmentary sensations provided.

 

The Way I Like Things

Dada collage and animated poem.

Click image to watch animation.

Walk, Twirl, Stand, Twirl, Grass, Wind, Chimes

To be installed at BWAC Fall Pier Art Show, 2014

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) gallery
A repurposed Civil-war era warehouse on the historic piers of Red Hook, Brooklyn

Opening reception: Saturday September 27, 2014
Exhibition dates: September 27-October 26th. 
Gallery hours: Saturday & Sunday from 2-6 P.M.

About
In my work I explore the connection between memory, time and perception. In this video installation the audience sees a gridded video projection of moving images taken while walking, twirling and standing in the grass on a hot summer day. People may stand barefoot on a patch of grass in front of the projection. The length of the shadows in the video, the shifting color of the grass, varying rhythms of speed and movement, sound of wind chimes, wind from a fan, feeling of feet on grass, and smell of earth work together to stimulate a past memory and sensation from childhood. Audience members have a unique experience, forming a new memory of twirling on grass, depending on their desire to form a unified whole from the fragmentary sensations provided.

 

The Way I Like Things

Dada collage and animated poem.

Click image to watch animation.

Walk, Twirl, Stand, Twirl, Grass, Wind, Chimes
The Way I Like Things