“Le Révélateur is a silent film. A couple and their child flee in the face of an unknown, but still considerable menace. A film with neither laughter nor mutterings. In a desolate landscape, full of humidity and hummiliation, we see the weakest of beings stage his revolt: a child.”
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.