James Coleman at Marian Goodman
Untitled has four speakers two for the lower sound and two for the higher. the beat resembles an electronic heartbeat. The video is pixilated and blurry on a very short loop. this vivid brightly coloured ride that is the heart beat of life.
the second piece here is Linge de Foi (1991) a re-enactment of a historical event depicted in a french print filmed from one view point. It’s an interesting way of portraying the subjectivity and cultural influence of perspective. I also noticed the visual and cultural treatment of the speaker placement in the exhibit.
“he probes and dismantles notions of meaning, aura and currency. Throughout, Claydon returns to the counterintuitive idea that cloaking an object might allow it to be seen more clearly – a paradox found in the process of scanning electron microscopy, where samples are typically coated in ultra-thin layers of gold before going under the microscope (the conductive material increases the quantity of ‘secondary electrons’ that can be detected from their surfaces).”
I thought it was interesting to make ornate decorative out of circuit boards and ect. also the sculptural divisions of the room