Thursday, September 13, 2007

How To Melt My Heart

Carrie Fucile at Artifact + Metafact

Carrie Fucile describes her work How To Melt My Heart as a sound-sculpture. She cast 17 molds in ice from a human-sized heart model - one for every day of the show. Every day, one is hung from the chain in the middle of the gallery and melts onto a new sheet of paper under which is a contact microphone connected to an amplifier. Every time a drip hits the sheet of paper, the sound is amplified throughout the room. By the end of the show, there will be 17 drawings from the 17 hearts.

Artifact + Metafact: artists exploring the transformation of visual symbols

13 artists, working in a variety of mediums, interpret iconic imagery into a contemporary visual dialog with the viewer. Flags, video game imagery, famous artworks, geometric forms, and surreal dream imagery are all subject to critical, yet beautiful, dissections. Specifically, the artists will explore a symbol’s potential to exist both in physical reality (artifact), and in our collective memories (metafact). What are the conditions surrounding this transformation?

Curated by Tamas Veszi and Carla Aspenberg, this exhibition serves as a follow up to the 2006 Brooklyn College MFA show, Plan B, which sparked wide media coverage after it was censored and then improperly shut down by NYC Parks Department (last month the artists were issued a formal apology and cash compensation). Plan B Prevails, was eventually reopened, although greatly changed by the new context of a different venue, and media exposure. Sarah Nicole Phillips turned a Parks Department logo upside-down in quiet protest, and born was the concept that would become Artifact + Metafact, where context dictates the meaning of an image. How can the most widespread of all imagery also be that which is most open to interpretation of meaning?
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September 8 - 30

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at 44-02 23rd St. Long Island City, NY, 11101, (718) 670-3226.
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1 comment:

Carrie Fucile said...

Thanks so much for posting about the show!

I hope Memory in Motion went splendidly. Wish I could have been there to see it.


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