2016; Original video resolution: 5760 × 3240 pixels; 5 minutes (infinite loop); Sound design by Stephen Farrell;
Social synchronization is a phenomenon where individuals within a group influence one another’s behavioral patterns. For Midtown Flutter, I shot a variety of architecture in midtown Manhattan, allowing passersby to interrupt the scene. By selecting and then composing the video footage according to the formal qualities of the architecture within the scene, the architecture in turn dictates the patterns and flow of the pedestrians. Midtown becomes a flattened, uniform construct for this play of texture, rhythm and interruptions.
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Exhibition History of Midtown Flutter:
ArtPrize Nine (Sept. 13, 2017 - Oct. 8, 2017), Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI
Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition (May 26 — Step. 10, 2017) York Art Gallery, UK
Sense of Place (Dec. 8, 2016 — Feb. 12, 2017), Elmhurst Art Museum, IL