12 OCTOBER 2012
The hypnotic HyperLightness ad absurdum from Margarida Sardinha makes use of an optical illusion where one’s visual memory creates an afterimage which transmutes the depicted sacred geometry in the animation. This imagery is combined with a repetitive chant-like voice-over which evocatively draws a parallel between Eastern and Western faiths, their dogmas and idealized symbolism.
Projected onto the neighboring building, Jason Irla‘s Computer Rock condenses the imagery of Style Wars (the classic documentary film about the early days of graffiti & hip-hop culture) down to an 8 pixel by 12 pixel animated mosaic. The reassembled video is a grid of colors averaged based on the hue of each pixel’s nearest neighbor, at once abstracting the the historical narrative presented in Style Wars while also representing the cultural melting pot of graffiti and hip-hop culture.
MIA presents a special exhibit for Art Night Pasadena
6-10PM – 12 October 2012
Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103