Opening tonight at artMovingProjects
, 166 N. 12 Street in Williamsburg from 7 to 9 pm, an exhibit by Marcin Ramocki,
an artist previously discussed here
. He directed the 8 BIT
movie that is opening next month at the Museum of Modern Art. Aiming to "sabotage and displace the familiar context of the software interface," the exhibit
includes Torcito Portraits
, digital animations based on re-purposing the old Macintosh musical program Virtual Drummer, and Anti-Pharmakon
, pictured above (photo courtesy artMovingProjects), an interactive installation composed of a treated computer keyboard, CPU and a wall projection. Further explanation will be forthcoming, once I actually see the work.
Also showing in the Project Space is Jillian McDonald's Zombie Makeup,
a video documenting the day the artist rode the L train from one end to the other applying George Romero-ish zombie makeup to her face. As the artist says, "Instead of improving my features, like the woman who steadily applies makeup en route to work or play, I become gruesome."