Saturday, December 29, 2012

Jeff Morton at Artful Dodger

This afternoon we attended a performance by Jeff Morton on multiple toy turntables alongside an exhibition (for sale) of his modified viewmasters. When you look through the viewmaster you see an image which has been scratched, painted on, or otherwise damaged to near unrecognizability. Lots of people were there. The separation of the two images for stereoscopic purposes creates a difficult viewing environment, similar to the disconnected two channel sound. The problem with the exhibition lay in the environment where a dozen other   artists were also being exhibited and sold and the twenty or so people in the room designed to hold eight made it challenging to look, listen, and consider the audio and visual works as a unified coupling. 

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