Wednesday, October 15, 2008

some more images

here are some more installation shots from the opening afternoon, courtesy of my friend dave. it was actually quite a lovely opening. someone removed their shoes. someone told me that they felt they were "connecting with G-d". someone felt that it was a sacred space. someone wanted to be careful they weren't intruding on something spiritual. several people had to get past the fact that an exhibition could be in the dark and on the floor, never mind that the work needed to be touched and opened. no one spent less than 15 or 20 minutes, and several spent considerably more time than that with the work. i realized after an hour or so that i had forgotten to play any music. other than sigur ros' ( ), i'm not sure that anything could have been better than the hush in the space...













4 comments:

silvina said...

Ed, is that you?! Welcome to the bloggosphere! I see you did another installation using books.

techne said...

yes, it is me. so what do you think?

silvina said...

This is the second time I see one of your works (via internet). What's amazing to me is that you create an experience that must leave a lasting impression. I wish that could be done with a painting. You force people to think. This generation isn't used to thinking. We're told what to think by advertising and tv programs. A lot of people are content to do just that.

Though I know that you are communicating through your work, I get the feeling that your interactive installations are also about conducting experiments with the human psyche.

Do you stand back and observe during the exhibition? I imagine as the creator, that would be extremely interesting.

techne said...

i like that: "conducting experiments with the human psyche". i like that very much.

i would record visitor engagements with the installation if it was legally permissible to do so. i'm not sure it is. further, if you let people know they're being recorded they might not have an honest reaction. but then, i can't record them without their permission. i suppose i'll just have to wait until i have an exhibition a little closer to home.