Media Arts Watch at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 500 University Ave., recently launched “Light Spill,” an installation by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder.
The artists dismantle the components of the filmmaking system — celluloid, projector, screen and light — and recombine them in new ways in the installation. The work suggests that film is not only about images, storytelling and entertainment, but also possesses optical, mechanical and sculptural dimensions.
“Light Spill” is the second of four Media Arts Watch exhibitions over the course of a year. It will run through March 26.
Media Arts Watch is curated by John Hanhardt, consulting senior curator of media arts for MAG. Media art is artwork that explores the technologies and aesthetics of film and video as well as the emerging tools in the realms of video, computers, virtual reality, the internet, software and mobile devices.
The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission costs $14 for adults; $1 for senior citizens; $5 for college students and ages 6-18; and free for members, UR faculty, staff and students and children ages 5 and younger. Half-price admission is available from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays.
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