LIGHT SPILL

 On View September 13 thru October 15, 2022

 

Artist Talk | September 14 | 5:30 - 6:45 PM | WYO Theater

Artist Reception | September 15 | 5:30-7:30  PM |  Refreshments by Verdello

Supporting Sponsors: Arin Waddell | Susie Garber-Johnson & D.A. Davidson

Additional Support: AlphaGraphics Sheridan, Best Western Sheridan Center and funding from the Wyoming Arts Council.

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Light Spill

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Artists Statement:
In our installation work, we use projected light to articulate space and time. Film projectors and celluloid are the material base of our constructions in light and shadow, the elemental properties of cinema. These things are deeply imbued with a history of viewership in the dark of the theater. To remove it from darkness is to flood this history and cast a certain illumination upon it. A certain exposure. Light spills in the shifting of film from its native darkness in enclosed chambers (camera obscura) to the uncanny openness and defamiliarized illumination of installation. We are exploring the shift, elaborating the displacement, recasting the light mechanics of a peculiar estrangement of the medium. The art of cinema, yes. But more timely: the becoming cinema of art. That is the coming attraction for us.

(Gibson + Recoder, 2007)

Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder stage the scene of film as orphaned object through the temporal labor of moving image installation. Collaborators since 2000, Gibson and Recoder unite the rich traditions of the experimental film, particularly its structuralist and materialist strands, and the multi-modal sensibility of expanded cinema that emerged in the 1960s, in which the moving image was woven into the labile space of performance, sound and audience interaction. Their larger body of work explores this interstice between avant-garde film practice and the incorporation of moving images and time-based media into the museum and art gallery. Based in New York, Gibson and Recoder have exhibited and performed internationally at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Mad. Sq. Art, Performa, Light Industry, The Kitchen, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Hallwalls, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, REDCAT, Ballroom Marfa, Robischon Gallery, Sundance Film Festival, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Toronto International Film Festival, Images Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Tate Modern, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Viennale, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, HMKV, RIXC, 25FPS, Courtisane, M HKA, STUK, BOZAR, TENT, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Reina Sofia, CCCB, Museu do Chiado, Serralves Foundation.

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