For a solo show at the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, the Palais des Beaux Arts will travel to St. Louis and transform the gallery into a screen-saver by treating the light from the newly designed website as a sculptural material.
For an exhibition at the Hunt Gallery in St. Louis, MO, the Palais des Beaux Arts scaled their website to the limits of the gallery’s walls, treating the light from the browser as a sculptural material. Using the process of browsing as a choreographed, cinematic gesture, scrolling is suspended in space and instead thought of as frozen and contemplative. By creating an immersive spatial experience, the reality of the past is put into contrast with the interpretation of the future, questioning how artistic intervention can apply pressure to larger technological, aesthetic, and political surfaces, if at all. Conceived of as an automated score and room-based installation, the sculpture is a live feed from the PdBA’s website which highlights commissioned artworks from the collection. Cycling through portions of Thomas D. Lonner’s My Blood Strangers and Sophie-Carolin Wagner’s PdBA Publishing, the installation places these texts into conversation with animated sound works from Juniper Foam’s Grid for the Modern World.
Curated by Jeffrey Hughes
Production: Amber Slater-Raymond
Photos by Shana York, Amber Slater-Raymond, and Seth Weiner
10.2m x 10.5m x 2.75m (107m2)
Wood, Paint, Hardware, Live Website Feed,
Chiffon Fabric, Dual Projection, Sound