Luba Drozd - Cinerous
October 3, 2020 - October 23, 2020
Open by appointment and select time slots - 3 person maximum at a time
Remote Viewing is pleased to announce Cinereous, a two-room site-specific installation by Luba Drozd comprising four-channel animated projections, vibrations, ash, copper-wound strings, glass, and steel. The analog sound composition in the gallery space is composed using vibrations and sculptural objects that amplify, reflect, resonate, and layer a continuously evolving architectural rhythm. The vibrations of motors excite objects that are wedged, stretched, and placed adjacent to the architecture and each other.
This piece unfolds the strata of dimensionalities and states of objects within architectural environments. The multidimensional elements become flat while their shadows create outlines for 3 and 4-dimensional figures. All the sculptures, their shadows, and their new function achieved through flattening or expanding create a new configuration, a new framework of perception and experiencing space.
The tactile sound blurs the line between the physical and aural, inviting a synesthetic perception of objects, space, and one’s own presence.
The 3D animations are projection-mapped to the specifics of the architecture and materials of the space. The projections split between the two rooms are delay-synchronized to travel from room to room as the viewer moves between the spaces. The pause, the break in traversing the space, presents each room on a continuum, building over time in the viewer’s memory.
Luba Drozd is an installation artist working with site-specific sound, 3D animation, and sculpture. Her works are composed using vibrations that form sonic spaces alongside sculptural projections. The installations re-orient architecture through repetition and offset of materials, sound reflections, and parallax of vision. Her pieces touch on the universe’s timelessness, the transformation of nature, and the shifting awareness of time and matter, gesturing to how intangible spaces within us, such as memory, knowledge, and perception are controlled and regimented.
She is the recipient of the MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Yaddo Residency, Millay Colony Residency, Pioneer Works Technology Residency, BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, grant from Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Her installations are commissioned and exhibited at such institutions as the Hessel Museum of Art, Knockdown Center, and Bronx Museum. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Bard College.
Install photos by Constance Mensh