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September 2, 2011

Keeping an Eye on Surveillance

I’m currently working on a large wall installation for an upcoming group show titled “Keeping an Eye on Surveillance.” My piece, titled “RGB-123,” references airborne observation tech-nology as described in my Long View posts about remote sensing from outer space and McMurdo’s role in high-altitude scientific research.

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This photo shows the art in progress on my studio floor. I’m creating and grouping sculptural elements to suggest an array of airborne surveillance instruments within a circular composi-tion measuring eight feet in diameter. The backs of the pieces will be painted red, green and blue, casting RGB (video) color shadows when installed to ‘float’ an inch or so off the surface of the gallery wall.

“Keeping an Eye on Surveillance” opens on Saturday, September 10, 6-9 PM at the Performance Art Institute, 575 Sutter Street in San Francisco. The exhibition runs through October 22 and I’ll be posting pictures of the completed installation here once the show is up.


Filed under: Long View Art — mbartalos @ 6:21 pm

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