Peel is a single channel video installation with 5.1 surround sound. It presents a visual echo of the present instance: it takes an unexamined moment and gives it life. The transitional motion of going to the fridge to get an ingredient is stretched into the echo of an unforgettable instant, and what emerges is an examination of the subtlety and hidden beauty of that moment. The mass repetition of small videos magnifies subtle nuances while blurring the whole ensemble into a mass of activity. For instance, the elementariness of simple gestures of a seemingly mundane daily activity (such as those of stirring, or putting hair behind the ear) get morphed into a complex choreography when multiplied. The effect of this process is mirrored in the dense and rich textured sound that emerges from the layering of the audio from the individual videos.
Exhibitions & Screening:
Times Square Moment, Times Square Alliance, New York, July 1st-31st
Taste 2011, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco
Art Killed The Video Star@Riff Raff, Grosenberg, Tel-Aviv, Isreal
VideoZone @MUV music and digital arts festival, Florence, Italy
13th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA,
Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Espacio Enter: art tech media, Canary Island, Spain
Not Still Art Festival, Micro Museum, Brooklyn, New York,
Celeste Prize Finalists Exhibition at the Alte AEG Fabrik, Berlin, Germany
Without Borders Festival: Conjunction, Lord Hall Gallery,
University of Maine, Orono.
MFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago
The work was announced as the winner of Art vs Design organized by http://www.artistswanted.org/ at the New Museum.
PEEL voted as the winner of Celeste Prize’09 http://celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:27351/