Friday, December 04, 2015

Signs and Wonders at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Third Cycle

In the West Building at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh: The Iris. "Open, elegant, and filled with light, the restaurant is lined by floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the entry court and surrounding gardens. The opposite wall showcases a site-specific sculpture by Patrick Dougherty featuring branches and boughs from the surrounding area, further enhancing the dining experience by bringing the outdoors in." (Official desciption on website). Filled with people when in operation. 
Ben Franklin by Joseph-Siffred Duplessis (circa 1779).
Me taking a picture of the projection from a video camera that is taking moving pictures of me while I am capturing one of its flickering images: a continuous image loop that could lead to madness! What you're seeing is a reflection of the video camera's eye through the scrim of a mobile phone, in an art gallery at the NCMA.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938), Panama Tänzer / Panama Dancers (ca. 1911).  "All art needs this visible world and will always need it. Quite simply because, being accessible to all, it is the key to all other worlds." (1921). 

Today's Rune: Flow. 


Barbara Bruederlin said...

What a marvelous place, full of wonder! The scale of the wall piece in the top photo almost takes my breath away. And I applaud the meta aspects of the self portrait. Very clever.

jodi said...

Erik-cute guy in the background!