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ISEA 2012 – “District” – Richard Levy Gallery

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DISTRICT (2012) • Robert Drummond • September 13 – October 12, 2012
Reception: September 20th, 6-8 pm • In partnership with ISEA2012 Machine WildernessFirst Friday: Extended Gallery Hours: October 5, 11:00 – 8:00 pm
Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present DISTRICT (2012), an innovative project by digital media artist Robert DrummondDISTRICT is an interactive, site-specific solo exhibition presented in participation with ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, the Eighteenth International Symposium on Electronic Art. DISTRICT is designed to create an immersive community experience within the context of our increasingly solitary, device-focused culture. Using 3D imaging systems, DISTRICTcaptures the figures of gallery visitors and displays them onto large scale, state-of-the-art LED projection screens. The projected characters, or avatars, become colorful, ethereal “light forms,” which gallery participants can then manipulate through gesture and movement. Stored within the memory cache of DISTRICT, each visitor becomes a part of this virtual community as it grows through the course of the exhibition and subsequent installation tour. Past forms are projected and interact with present participants, exploring the reciprocal relationship between a community and the individual. Additional artworks by Drummond will also be on view. A New Mexico-based video performance and installation artist, Robert Drummond integrates his work with site specific architecture, sculptural components, and interactive video. His installations have opened in London, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and national architectural venues such as the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill designed Virginia Beach Convention Center.