April 14 – May 21, 2005
911 Media Arts Center was proud to present a new media installation by New York artist Rosalind Schneider in our new gallery space. For her premiere exhibition in Seattle, Rosalind filled the gallery with a large inflated weather balloon, onto which video images were projected.
The Atlantic Ocean as seen from the Florida coast was the inspiration for this piece. The images, collected by the artist over a two-month period of time, concentrated on a detailed observation of beach, sky, and the movement of waves. These images inform us of another time and another place. We voyage into the dimension of imagination to experience transformed realities, made possible by merging nature and technology. Images float in a darkened room, projected onto a translucent white balloon. The Atlantic became a metaphor for creation, evolution and the regeneration of planet earth.
Rosalind Schneider’s exploration of earth and water has been a continuing focus for a large body of work using photography as a point of departure. Abstraction has been her primary vision in work that crosses boundaries, including: painting and collage on reconstructed photographs; layered plexiglas drawings; large scale projected video installations; and digital prints based on video frames. An extensive exhibition history includes the Hirshhorn Museum where she was the first artist to show Film as Art in 1974 following a solo show of her films at the Whitney Museum in 1973. Exhibitions of film, video and digital prints include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Islip Museum, the Goldstrom Gallery, SculptureCenter, A.I.R. Gallery and The N.Y. Hall of Science millennium exhibit. Recent exhibitions include the Chelsea Museum in 2003, the Hudson River Museum in 2004, the Donnell Library, and the Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY.
Wave Transformations was funded in part through a grant from the Allen Foundation for the Arts.