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DIGITAL RITUALS in the FOURTH DIMENSION
Curated by Jason Voegele & Lauren Culbreth
Produced by REPUBLIC*
286 Meserole at the corner or Waterbury in Brooklyn, NY
JUNGLE is two blocks from the MONTROSE stop on the L train
FEBRUARY 21, 2009
8pm - Midnight
After party from 12 to 2am
After After Party form 2am to 4am
As the tools artists use to more accurately represent the fruits of their imagination continue to evolve, the deep psychological drive to interpret the world in a visual symbolic language is as rooted in the same unanswerable wonder at the great mysteries of life as it has ever been. The artist has always been a sort of shaman negotiating these unfamiliar waters and the shaman has always been the activator of ritual mystery objects and images. In doing so he has always been the intermediary, negotiating a thinly veiled differentiation between the great mysteries of life and our daily routine.
For these artists/shamans the tools of our creative expression have never been more powerful and have never before possessed so much potential to interrupt the linear history of the art world in such a profound and fundamental way. As technology ages, artists and scientists are developing new work with more diversity and skill than ever before. New technology has delivered new ways of manipulating and executing ingenious representations of those mythically complex personal and archetypal expressions. Not too long ago, in the analogue world, the future seemed so far away. Today as we rocket through the 21st century there is an overwhelming sense in the commercial world and in our home and studio life that the future is now. On February 21, 2009 REPUBLIC in conjunction with the epic new show space JUNGLE will bring it to you. In the spirit of a post Paik and prime time Viola world, DIGITAL RITUALS; New Art in the Fourth Dimension is an exhibition of digital projections, audio performance, interactive sculpture and photography that attempts to stroke your sense of wonder.
Artists include, Laura Splan, Mey Veral, Peter Mackie, Tara Hrabowsky, Lucia Jeeson Lee, Jasin Cadic, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Drew Anderson, Joel Erland, Kate Kaman, Cathleen Grado, Brian Shaw, The Brooklyn Art Collective and more with performances by Bart Woodstrup & Alex Chechile, Public School & Panopticon.
REPUBLIC is a New York based community of autonomous individuals and arts organizations who have come together to transcend the sum of our parts.
JUNGLE is a 5,500 square foot epic show space capable of accommodating the measure of your imagination. Many thanks to Edu Mussi.
DIGITAL RITUALS; New Art in the Fourth Dimension, curated by Jason Voegele and Lauren Culbreth opens February 21, 2009 from 7:30 to midnight at JUNGLE, 286 Meserole St. in Brooklyn, NY just two blocks from the Montrose stop on the L train.
$10 at the door. Afterparty from 12 - 2am with special guest DJ. After afterparty from 2am to 4am with more special guests.
For further information contact Jason Voegele 917. 478. 7513 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org