To the Friends of the MOV-iN Gallery,
We would like to invite you to our second show of the season which opens with an artist’s reception on Friday at 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm. The MOV-iN Gallery will present “ORIGIN”, a multi-part exhibition created by Ukrainian artist, Oksana Chepelyk. Oksana is an acclaimed artist who is founder and curator of the international “social sculpture” exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine. The ORIGIN exhibition and artists residency has been made possible by an international Artslink project award. According to Michel Foucault “the authority does not simply exist, it functions as a matrix of transformations”. Social Sculpture lifts aesthetic concerns from the confines of an isolated sphere or media, relocating it within a collective, imaginative work-space in which we can see, re-think and reshape our lives in tune with our creative potential.
ORIGIN will include a three channel video installation, photography and real-time outdoor video projection which begins at dusk (opening night only). The work incorporates an information visualization component thatexamines the genetic currency of the nation. The “Origin” project has allowed Chepelyk to create unique installations for each region of the world where the project is installed. The MOV-iN Gallery exhibit willinclude a data stream that monitors the births taking place in New Mexico to be superimposed on video images of infants provided by participating parents from the local Santa Fe area. This Information, received from an internet source, triggers visual changes affecting projected video images of children collected from around the world. Every act of childbirth adds to the collective image database of a newborn baby.
Admission is free. The video exhibition will be in the gallery beginning Friday, November 2 through Monday, December 3. For more information call (505) 473-6400. The MOV-iN Gallery, directed by David Stout, is dedicated to both emerging and established artists who are exploring time-based art-forms and new media technologies. The Gallery is located in the Moving Image Arts Dept. on the College of Santa Fe campus (in the same building as THE SCREEN). For more info, visit: www.mov-in.org