Don’t Miss Tonight’s Light and Sound Art Extravaganza in DUMBO
If you find yourself in DUMBO tonight, don’t miss “Transflexion: Net of Mirrors,” a light and sound art presentation under the Manhattan Bridge.
The projected display features video work by six artists (Danielle De Picciotto, Helga Griffiths, Thomas Lüer, Robert Seidel, Caspar Stracke, and Grazia Toderi) and an accompanying sound composition, INDRA, by Alexander Hacke.
This evening’s event, timed to coincide with DUMBO First Thursdays, marks the fourth annual Light Year show at the archway. “Transflexion” debuted in Germany this spring, and is curated by Leo Kuelbs and Eike Berg.
The show’s title takes its name for De Picciotto’s Net of Mirrors, a creepy video featuring a network of blinking human eyes.
All of the videos explore the theme of interconnectivity, from Stacke’s assortment of Flickr-sourced images from Seoul, Tehran, and New York, to Griffiths’s Neural Reflections, which is based on tomographic images of her brain.
“In some ways, it is about how digital-based work can bring people together, not only online, but also in different types of physical spaces,” Leo Kuelbs told the Creators Project.
The audio and visual components of the show are not synced, so the music, according to the artist’s statement, will be “interacting with, commenting on, reflecting, emphasizing or possibly even contradicting the content of the visuals” as the ten-minute long piece plays on a loop throughout the evening.
“Transflexion” begins at dusk and ends at 10:00 p.m., but if you show up early, a block party under the archway featuring DJ Jesse Mann starts at 5:00 p.m.
Nearby art galleries will stay open until 9:00 p.m. for the First Thursday Gallery Walk.
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