Nina Yankowitz (NY), Installation Assistance: Barry Holden
Global Warming Schauraum - Bursting Seams
Opening exhibition: 09.12.2011, 07:00 pm
Duration: 10.12.2011 – 22.01.2012
Opening hours: 10:00 am - 22:00 pm
Location: quartier 21, im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien
Video projections virtually expose impending doom feared from erratic global weather conditions. I use the architecture of the Museum space to highlight the unpredictable and challenge convictions that the ground beneath our feet is stable, exposing weather as a fickle Master presiding over whether or not. Viewers can experience water bleeding, bursting through seams from moldings in the space, as the Master of Havoc rules from inside the belly of the unknown. The interior window projects portraits-in-motion of alternating weather conditions through and to the inside out.
The projects of New York City based artist Nina Yankowitz use interactive technology and video projections to challenge assumptions about perceived realities. Environmental concerns led her to create CloudHouse, installed at Saatchi & Saatchi, NYC and Vortex Filter, a projection of water spinning as if a monumental underwater fan with a mesh membrane cleans and recycles debris.
Yankowitz continues to collaborate in making interactive installations with global art/science teams she met from participating in the e-MobiLArt program.
Team projects include: Crossings/An interactive game with infrared tracking tools to explore relative perspectives of texts. Various versions of The Third Woman Interactive Performance & Film-Game exhibited at Galapagos Theater Space New York; Xian China 2010; Third Woman interactive film/viral performances, Kunsthalle Vienna; The Third Woman, University of Bath, Bath, England 2009.
Museum Installations include: Museum of Modern Art, Kiev; National Academy Museum New York; Guild Hall Art Museum E. Hampton, NY; Katonah Museum of Art, The Bass Museum, Miami, Florida; Maryland Museum of Fine Arts, Baltimore MD; Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; The Whitney Museum of Art Biennial, NYC; Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; Art Institute of Chicago.
Yankowitz & Holden Public art team: Interactive Poetry Walk in Cleveland Ohio & numerous artworks sited in the U.S.A.
Fotocredits: Global Warming Schauraum - Bursting Seams, © Nina Yankowitz