of everyday objects into possibilities within the community of people that are interacting with those objects. The objects include anything the artist has come in contact with such as the corner of the street, a sign, or an animal. By allowing the viewer to manipulate their circumstances through text and images the artist gives free range to construct ones own reality.
The driving force behind the work is the city in which the exhibition is located;New York. By gathering information from the streets of New York, like iconic images, the pavement beneath ones feet, the faces of people, as well as a plethora of other images, the artist has created a complex system linking minute details of the city and the people dwelling within it.
The exhibition is located in a large spacious gallery with windows overlooking the city and the work spans the entire room. The pieces are placed so that the viewer must move around them in order to see them in their entirety.
The largest piece in the exhibition is entitled “Data Stream Portrait of New York.” The piece consists of a free standing wall, which is covered in small square images, linked by a thin black line. The photos consist of images of city life and moments that occur within. By assembling the work in this way the artist has left most of the interpretation up to the viewer enabling that viewer to make their own decisions about which image should be linked with the next. By moving from image to image viewers can create a story and relate that to their own experiences in the city.
“How the future looks from here” is another work within the exhibition. The piece is centered around a Brooklyn family who is striving for a harmonious future. It includes images of the family merged with text centered around a concern the couple has, and ending with that concern becoming a reality. The reality becomes a factor that the couple must deal with in order to move forward towards happiness. By choosing to change the way they think about technology and its influence within their lives the couple changes their reality in turn making them happy. Giving the couple and the viewer the choice to change their circumstances allows for the manipulation of reality and the changing of situations.
“The Strange Attractor” successfully conveys the artists concept of humans controlling their own reality through work that encourages the viewer to create their own story.