Blur of the Otherworldly, Contemporary Art, Technology and the Paranormal

Oct. 25, 2005 - Dec. 17, 2005

Center for Art and Visual Culture

Group ExhibitionBlur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology and the Paranormal is a major traveling exhibition featuring twenty five contemporary artists whose work employs modern communication technologies (photography, film, video, computers, radio, internet, and digital media) to explore culturally inbred questions / superstitions concerning parallel worlds to our own. Including Spencer Finch, Susan Hiller, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Mariko Mori, Paul Pfeiffer and others.

Works Shown

Horror Chase

2002, installation with custom software

This work is based on the climatic chase sequence from Evil Dead II. The artists re-enact the scene on a specially designed stage set. Each shot in the sequence is individually digitized. Custom computer software selects these clips at random, playing them back in a seamless but continuously variable way, changing the speed and direction of play. The images are projected at cinematic scale and the computer hardware is installed in a black briefcase, which forms part of the installation.