Alex Golden: Knock-Off

Feb. 13, 2010 - March 6, 2010

Opening reception Feb. 13, 2010, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Alex Golden is an emerging interdisciplinary artist currently working at the crossroads of photography, video installation, and theater. For this exhibition Golden will be showing Knock-Off, a video installation exploring various cultural institutions in relation to disillusionment, longing, and creativity. The animated opera at the center of the installation is formed entirely by stop-motion animations, composed of thousands of still photographs. Using forced perspective, Golden builds the sets in model scale and then photographs live actors who are inserted into the sets digitally in post-production. Projected into a gallery installation that brings the forced-perspective set design into the space of the viewer, these heartfelt and urgent tales deftly interweave material, cultural, and historical references to create a visually hypnotic and thought-provoking experience. Music for this project was created by Nicholas Csiscko.

Images: Video stills from Knock-Off, 2009

Alex Golden