Ways of Something, the visual remix/remake of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing, will be seeing a screening at Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art: from 28th October 2016 to 5th February 2017.
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 focuses on the ways in which artists have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema—screen, projection, darkness—to create new experiences of the moving image. The exhibition will fill the Museum’s 18,000-square-foot fifth-floor galleries, and will include a film series in the third-floor theater.
The exhibition’s title refers to the science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft’s alternate fictional dimension, whose terrain of cities, forests, mountains, and an underworld can be visited only through dreams. Similarly, the spaces in Dreamlands will connect different historical moments of cinematic experimentation, creating a story that unfolds across a series of immersive spaces.
The exhibition will be the most technologically complex project mounted in the Whitney’s new building to date, embracing a wide range of moving image techniques, from hand-painted film to the latest digital technologies. The works on view use color, touch, music, spectacle, light, and darkness to confound expectations, flattening space through animation and abstraction, or heightening the illusion of three dimensions.
If you don’t already know about Ways of Something just Google it 😉 Over 100 international artists have reinterpretd Ways of Seeing in their own aesthetic and style. I had a bit in Episode 2.
I’m having a major case of #FOMO that I can’t be there to see it so you should see it for me). Thanks as always to Lorna Mills for the invite!