~MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE, quilt & video projection . . curated by SELENA (Bushwick), DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, (Atlanta, Georgia)
‘MICRO’ PROJECTIONS . . as in / VIDEOS – on INSTAGRAM – SAY A LOT !!
& TRAVEL . . FAR !!
what can I say . .
the world is getting smaller and smaller, viewing ‘screens’ are getting smaller & smaller, BUT !!
the opportunities for someone to see your work, are conversely getting: larger & larger.
& that’s a . . good thing.
I SAW 3 . . . NEW VIDEO SCREENINGS, this weekend.
one was via Instagram, of a larger video screening projected unconventionally onto a quilt block !!
in a gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.
kind of like . . those nesting Russian eggs.
it was a tiny ‘video loop’ . . of a larger ‘video loop projection’ in an installation, that caught my attention.
in a city far away, Atlanta, Georgia – so there was no way I could have caught it otherwise.
so, maybe I saw 4 new !!!!!! videos / this weekend ????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
all different – SIZES !!!!!!!!!
the next video I saw, projected onto a good sized wall, in a very hardcore / innovative alternative ‘gallery’ space in Chinatown, I actually viewed through the mini mall/storefront glass window.
while the final viewing, took place in a more conventional gallery space, but with a ‘shockingly’ great big screen – upfront & personal !!
let’s start one with the one I saw, in a rather ‘new wave’ fashion / that is, by social media ‘remote’, as in:
I caught a digital / video clip glimpse of . . an installation, by way of a beautifully shot – video posted to Instagram by @mountain.bushwick . . aka MICHAEL FLEMING.
MOUNTAIN is an artist-run space, so why the shock, that it’s founder/director – can produce a pretty mean . . . video clip ?!!
the subject: the ‘lyrical quilt – video projection’ . . by MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE, curated by SELENA GALLERY . . .
for a 2 part concurrent exhibition – now up at DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, in Atlanta, Georgia.
SELENA GALLERY . . is an artist-run space co-founded by ANJULI RATHOD & OLIVIA SWIDER, located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, N.Y.
from . . .
‘TWO EXHIBITIONS from BUSHWICK to ATLANTA’
‘In Time of Silver Rain: MICHI MEKO and SAIGE ROWE’
curated by Bushwick’s . . SELENA GALLERY
runs thru MARCH 12, 2017
DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
read background & see images: ‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN’ – DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS
MICHI MEKO . . salvaged the vintage quilt / SAIGE ROWE . . made the video.
the video is projected onto one block – of the old farm quilt. quite a pretty idea.
especially because the video is all about greenery, & dirt & . . roots. the ’round’ circle . . of ‘life’.
the ‘sampling’ of organic growth.
very very moving. quick. graphic, fresh. & lyrical.
I quite liked this particular frame / because although the woman’s hand is about to pull up a ‘rooted’ plant, the gesture mimics a woman’s hand, sewing – a quilt.
the farmer & the quiltmaker – have very intertwining history.
NOTE ALL 3 IMAGES ABOVE: are screengrabs from a ‘micro’ video loop – of the DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, ‘BUSHWICK TO ATLANTA’ exhibit / that was posted to Instagram by @mountain.bushwick, aka MICHAL FLEMING.
thank you !!
NOTE: the MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE ‘quilt – video projection’, was curated by SELENA GALLERY, Bushwick.
MICHI MEKO, ‘Untitled’, 2017. found quilt.
SAIGE ROWE, (projection), ‘Exterior Engagements #3’, 2017 / 1:57 minute digital video
PHOTO: courtesy SELENA GALLERY