DM (Denise Marika and Dana Moser), Tracking
Three Channel Video Installation
10' rearwall projection w/ dual flatscreen side panels
To be planned simultaneously:
Panel 1 VIDEO
Panel 2 VIDEO
Opening Reception Documentation VIDEO
"Tracking" is a collaborative video installation by DM, Denise Marika and Dana Moser and was largely influenced by the city of Berlin where much of the sound and video imagery was recorded. Like all modern cities, it's meridians of public transportation are awash in signifiers of control and protection. But there are many things that make Berlin a special place and one of them is its preoccupation with history. In some ways it has been a requirement of the rest of the world that Berlin never forget it's role in 20th century conflagration, but even in the preceding century it was viewed in a special historical light as Marxists assumed that Berlin (not Moscow) was going to be the central starting point of an international worker's revolution. The city commemorates (memorializes) its history fanatically, with markers on streets, stations and canals; monuments against the ephemerality of human memory.
The specifics of Berlin were a starting point for our collaboration and discussions on site in the Summer of 2009, but every urban setting shares in the same themes that emerged from our observations of the politics of people moving through space, a human traffic pushing through the emergent apparatus of location, observation and control. "Tracking" reflects on the international condition at the borders separating people from places and events, the threshold where layers of impediments and barriers multiply.
The projection in "Tracking" is constructed through the algorithmic interactions of a dynamic system. Sound and HD video are programmed to mix (edit) together in realtime according to software-defined interactions. Production assistance by Tom Fahey and Fred Wolflink."Tracking" is being exhibited as part of "RIDERS on the TRAIN" currated by Nancy Davies.
We would like to express heartfelt thanks to Tom Fahey and Fred Wolflink. This work would not have been possible without the contributions of their technical expertise and creative input. Thanks to York Paris and Desta Marika for installation assistance. We would also like to thank Nance Davies for suggesting the idea for this collaboration.
(Dana Moser and Denise Marika)
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@ AXIOM Center for New and Experimental Media : Green Street T Station on Orange Line : Jamaica Plain, MASS
DATES November 10 2009 - December 19 2009 : GALLERY HOURS Tues 2-5 / Wed 6-9 / Thurs 2-9 / Sat 2-5 : FREE