Review by Lina R
Projected colorful shapes must make their way through , not over , small plexiglass panes like hurdles easily surmountable. An acrylic sheet, each a work of art in itself, dangles lithely over each pane as if it had let itself drop there yet was perfectly placed. One transparency veiling another.
On the wall are the acrylic sheets again. And you may be surprised to find that they are the same as the projected images. What makes them unrecognizable for a moment is that this time they are tidily arranged one beside another. They now appear orderly and geometric, more stable -looking, seemingly less permeable on the wall, whereas their projections give you a different impression, that of a changing work of art.
Into this delightful interplay of light, color and transparency is thrown a monkey wrench.
Sounds of chaotic protests are layered over each other and interwoven with the orderly yet dynamic geometric imagery. At first, you feel almost corralled by the disturbing sounds. Drawn into the mob. What you hear though clashes with what you see. And the annoying and alarming sounds somehow fail to disturb you. The symmetry of the interplay of the light and imagery becomes more engaging and the visual drowns out the disturbance. The chaos fades to background noise.
All in all, it is as if this art work is trying to interrupt itself with noise and with the same images behaving differently. The installation is a game with space . And it is an intricate and intense game that deserves to be displayed in a more favorable atmosphere, perhaps a separate area where it could be experienced apart, in order for the perceiver to more fully enjoy being so pleasantly puzzled by this world-class work.
Now through May 30 at the MOCA