Exhibition Dates: August 19th – September 10th
Location: Governors Island, Colonels Row House 404A, upstairs
Opening: Saturday, August 19th, 2-5pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, August 19th, 3pm
Exhibition Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5pm
For additional information: ameliamarzec.com
“All That Is Seen And Unseen,” a solo art exhibition by Amelia Marzec at Flux Factory on Governors Island, opens Saturday August 19, 2pm-5pm. The exhibition presents a collection of objects on the topic of a “queer technological Eastern European diaspora.”
The installation includes: shrines that broadcast coming out stories over Family Radio Service; a typeface inspired by an AI’s opinion of early Slavic writing systems; a sculpture that listens for military aircraft through a radio hidden in a folk art ceiling decoration; and digital photographs that depict the body in ritual garments from Pagan marriage and Catholic priesthood.
Software with imagery based on traditional papercuts, depicting women’s bodies, weapons, and pre-Christian symbols, will be shown. It will also be projected on church buildings and institutional architecture during the run of the show, in conjunction with the Island Luminaria exhibition.
Additionally, a virtual reality piece will be presented at Harvestworks. It is a walking simulator filled with impotent paper-doll tanks.
Submit stories for the shrines installation here.
Amelia Marzec is a Brooklyn-based artist engaging with communications infrastructure to inform a speculative future. Her work has been exhibited at SIGGRAPH, MIT, ISEA (Canada), University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland), ONCE Foundation Contemporary Art Biennial (Spain), NODE Forum for Digital Arts Biennial (Germany), and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She was a resident at Eyebeam, Ox-Bow, and Harvestworks; a fellow at NYSCA/NYFA, A.I.R. Gallery, and Columbia University; a visiting artist at CalArts; and nominated for the World Technology Awards for Art. She holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons, and a BFA from Mason Gross.