IMAGESCAPE – Halloween @ Petit Versailles

IMAGESCAPE – Le Petit Versailles
a video installation
by Ursula Scherrer

October 31 – Halloween! 6 – 10pm
*live music @ 8pm by Michelle Nagai*

le petit versailles
346 East Houston St. < ave.b & c >
212 529 8815

Ursula Scherrer – Imagescape – Le Petit Versailles.

I am attracted to what is fleeting, what can’t be captured, the moment between what is past before it is recognized as a memory.

A projection is both there and not there. One can touch the surface of a projection, but feels only the plain surface, not the image, color or shape within the projection.

My interest is to push the way we encounter video projections. My goal is to go beyond the surface I project onto, beyond the projection itself, having the trees and surrounding walls become part of the projection as much as the projection is a part of the trees and walls.
I will illuminate the garden with multiple projections. The projections are of water flowing upwards towards the sky, of shiny raindrops dripping, resembling fireflies and of light reflecting on water, transforming the trees into a sculpture that is moving from within.
Using footage from natural sources and abstracting them by slight manipulation of the contrast and speed extracts the essence of the innate shapes and rhythms of the ever changing movement in nature.
With Imagescape – Le Petit Versailles the visitor will be transposed into the realm of magic.

My Imagescapes investigate the way we experience what we see. My installations stage a play between the actual motion inherent in a physical landscape with the motion of a projected, pre-recorded landscape.

Michelle Nagai is a Brooklyn-based composer who utilizes sound, physicality and concept to create site-specific performances, installations, radio broadcasts, dances and other interactions that address the human state in relationship to its setting. Nagai’s work has been presented throughout the US, Canada and Europe. She has been supported by the American Composers Forum, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, the Jerome and McKnight Foundations, Meet the Composer and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

LPV events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc.,
Citizens for NYC, Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts;NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation & NYC Board of Education
Film & Exhibition support from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Additional support, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

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