FIELD OF VISION : NEW YORK
The Lab Gallery 501 Lexington Avenue
13 – 18 September 2004
CURATORS:Stephan Hausmeister (Germany - UK), Dominick Lombardi (USA)
ORGANIZING ARTISTS:Paul Dacey (USA), Alison Dalwood (UK), Jenny Kao Yuan (Taiwan - USA) and Michael Wright (UK)'
Field of Vision : New York' investigates how people from across the world view the city. Over 900 images about New York were sent in by e-mail from artists whose home countries are as far afield as Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, Finland, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Slovenia, Chile, Nigeria, Senegal, Singapore, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Spain, Italy and South Africa.
Several hundred images were selected from this unique image bank, printed out postcard size and assembled into a billboard format collage on location at the lab gallery, New York. Using low tech cut and paste methods the organizing artists worked together to incorporate the material into the surface of the work. The general topography of New York – corners of buildings, pavements and other ubiquitous elements of the city, formed the background of the collage.
The innovative structure of the project bridges live art and internet based formats and creates an interface between the synthetic digital world of virtual reality and the physical world we inhabit. Building the wall from collaged material sent in by one group of artists and edited by the organising artists involves deconstructing and reconfiguring narratives and mediating between cultural and media conventions. In this unique event there is no pre-conceived outcome for the work and in this way Field of Vision: New York is a vital means of exploring the spaces we inhabit and making sense of our present time and multiplicity of perceptions - our collective field of vision.
CONCEPT:Stephan Hausmeister / Germany / UK
MANAGING DIRECTOR:Alison Dalwood /UK
FIELD OF VISION : NEW YORK HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY:
artistsprinting, London / UK
Faculty of Art and Design, University of Hertfordshire / UKGreenwood Global Media Corp, New York / USAInstitut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt a.M. / DKunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus / D