This Saturday’s ArtLab will showcase Factory Installed
artist Pablo Valbuena's video projection, Para-Site [mattress factory]. Pablo
uses light and projection on a static wall to emphasize the preexisting
architecture in the Museum. In doing so, he lays out the blueprint for an
animated virtual space. At different times throughout his installation, it
appears as if windows are folding and the space reflected by mirrors. None of
these things physical happen; they’re all amazing optical illusions. Pablo explains
his work as the "dissolution of the limit between real and
This week’s featured ArtLab workshop leader is local installation artist and Mattress Factory Educator, Esti Piels. Esti will provide a video that the museum visitor will collaboratively create the context by drafting or illustrating a physical setting for the projection. Each visitor will be asked to view the video first and then create a composition or scene for the narrative to occur. This temporary "scenario" will be living for the duration of the brief projection while being video documented by Esti. She will then piece together each documented scene to create a feature length video collaboration. The finished product will be available on this blog in the near future.
Join Esti this Saturday and add your creative piece to this video collaboration!
What: ArtLab: Projection Perception
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012, 1-4pm
Where: In the Museum's lobby
Cost: Free w/ paid Museum admission
Left: Esti thinking hard about how to make
Saturday's ArtLab fantastic