Department of Biological Flow
former Northern Telecom cable production plant
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Negentropic gesture. A fragile yarn structure forms a fluid grid of red sensors or offers subtle shade from the surveillant camera above. The two artists, blindfolded and tied to the four directions at the wrists and ankles by jute twine, begin to write or dance.
performance, drawing installation
performed during reLIVE at VIVO Media Arts Centre as part of the LIVE 2011 Biennial of Performance Art on September 25, 2011
drawings of wave formations
using parallel lines and moiré effects
sculpture and performative gesture
series begun in 1975
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Milkstone is a solid piece of white marble with a small dip carved into the top of the stone. This small indentation is filled daily with fresh milk, creating what appears to be a solid surface. To get close to the stone, even at eye level, crouching on your knees, you can’t see where the stone begins and where the milk ends. Laib has created a way to make physical endlessness in natural materials.
installation of hand-cut acid-free paper, foam board, glue
42” x 35” x 30”
10 cut-out photographs and acrylic sheets
41 x 31cm
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In this series of works I invited intimate friends over to tell me a secret as I took their portrait. However, my intention was not to hear their secret, but to capture the expressions of each one at the moment they revealed their secret. I also asked each one to choose a song for me to listen to in my ear phones while I photographed them. And, after the photo session, I asked each one if the secret had a color, and these are the colors the portraits carry. From this photo shooting session I chose 10 different portraits to cut and overlap.
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These series of photograms are a registration of movement on photographic paper. They were created in New York from 2005 to 2007. The dark room was transformed into a stage fitting 4-5 sheets of paper of 76.2x101.2 cm each. In the dark I place the papers on the ledge and I perform poses inspired by the traditional dances of Haiti, Vodou. The performance exists only as one dimensional imprinting.
stroboscopic image of a trick shot by billiards champion Willie Hoppe