Eclipse by New York based video artist Marybeth Ward was screened at Materials & Applications during the opening nights of the Skinn exhibit. Eclipse is the deconstruction of images of the New York Stock Exchange Times Square sign and shots from a Korn music video that culminate in a mystifying reflection of the eclipsed moon. The time-based medium allows Ward to manipulate time and space as a means of exploring the process of perception and the experience of vision. Ward often juxtaposes electronic images with elements both man-made and organic, which reveals the elemental forces locked within and around them.
About the Artist
Mary Beth Ward has a background in the avant-garde theater; she has for many years been associated the LaMaMa Experimental Theater in New York. Her recent installations – La Danse des Arbres; Embryo; Triptych #1: Eclipse, Reflexion and Infinity; Reflexions on Gogol and Things That Quicken the Heart have been presented in New York, the Netherlands, and Spoleto, Italy.