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Gary Pennock: The Asynchronous Coma: Living Screens, Rooms, and Bodies

  • Location:
    AC Institute, 547 W. 27th St. #210, New York, New York, 10001, US

January 31 – March 16, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, January 31, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Gary Pennock experiments with the intrinsic properties of phenomena and materials to form an aesthetic experience. He attempts to capture the imagination with poetic presentations of Meta themes such as time, nature and mortality that often function at the threshold of perceptual awareness. Attuning time based compositions to our visual and aural apparatus allows him to transform our engagement with screen-based technologies, into potentially therapeutic events that wash across the senses.

Pennock’s installation at the AC Institute is arranged in a darkened space through which the viewer is led into intimate encounters with seven works whose immersive viewpoints encompass the body in a ritualistic experience of time. Technology and the natural world form a symbiotic relationship mediated by the human body.

Pennock’s sensory environments, be it projected light dancing on flowing fabric in Horizon in the Fold, or the auditory and visual A Line Through the Center of Space, and the sifting sands of Erode give voice to materials and phenomena that evoke meaningful connections with our sensing systems. The artist focuses on the audience synthesizing minimal elements into their own universe, striving for a balance between subjective and objective. He aims to operate at the boundaries of reality and illusion, thought and emotion.


Gary Pennock (born 1978) graduated from the University of Washington's Digital Arts & Experimental Media program with a BFA in 2008. In 2010, he earned an MFA in Art & Technology Studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited video and works of light from coast to coast in a variety of formats. Gary currently lives in New York.