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Passenger and Vessel

August 1, 2014 - September 21, 2014

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Passenger and Vessel
Artist: The Sperm Whale
August 1 – September 21, 2014
Opening Reception
Thursday August 7, 7pm
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What is the relationship between passenger and vessel? How does this affect the way we travel? This piece addresses these questions by reimagining the gallery itself as a vessel.
Journeys are fractal in nature; that is, they have a similar structure at multiple scales. For example, simultaneously while the ferry carries visitors to St. George Terminal, the ship is also a passenger of the sea, spinning on a globe which voyages through the solar system. It follows that each of us are also both
vessels and passengers. In addition to human traffic, there are plants, animals, ocean currents and even sounds travelling on their own private missions through New York Harbor.
This dualnatured, interactive installation explores this recursive relationship, and its significance in how we process our journeys.
The Sperm Whale is a collective that creates interactive projections and site specific video installations. Founded in 2006, the primary members are artificial intelligence researcher Jason Weston and multimedia artist Sandra Cordero. The artists craft both software and graphics by hand, utilizing years of professional expertise in computer science and art. Their process entails everything from programming in C++ with OpenGL to digital animation and traditional painting.


August 1, 2014
September 21, 2014
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