03 Mar 2018
Displays of Affection
Boston Cyberarts Gallery
Reviewed by Karen Lean
From within Green Street station one can glimpse a screen that might be showing surveillance video of the station lobby. On closer inspection, the station's familiar brick and steel have been fragmented and complicated by Youngin Sa's mirrored apparatus that is the real subject of the connected camera. The effect displaces reality for a moment, and at least for exhibit attendees coming off the MBTA, serves as a fitting gateway to "Displays of Affection."
The work is uneven, but much of it is earnest and well-planned. Yu-Ting Huang's The Other Ocean is constructed of rice and resin and lit up such that it resembles a slice of cake made of epidermis. Decayed Documentation is an audio-visual account of Nutthakit Liewpairat's attempt to use expired film stock, complete with receipts and vendor correspondence. The work arguably had the clearest echo of McLuhan's seminal equation of medium and message, underscoring how we make meaning through the layers of technology that raised us.
|Exhibition||Displays of Affection link|
|Start date||02 Mar 2018|
|End date||04 Mar 2018|
|Presenter||Boston Cyberarts Gallery link|
|Venue||141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, USA (inside of Green Street MBTA Station) map|
|Image||Yu-Ting Huang, The Other Ocean, photo by Karen Lean|
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