Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SEE THRU EXHIBITION RECEPTION 11.13.10 at The ICON LOS ANGELES

Shana Mabari and Professor Shinsuke Shimojo Collaboration at the ICON L.A.

Nostalgia
Shinsuke Shimojo & Shana Mabari
61”H x 10.5”W x 16.5”D, Mixed media (wood, brushed aluminum, goggles, flash bulb, battery).

Description:
Where does memory exist? In the mind, the brain, or the world? We do not have a definite answer, but it should exist somewhere in our reality because otherwise, how could we sometimes be smiling or crying over a very personal mnemonic image which is years or even decades old? Memory is often tightly connected with emotional experience, as demonstrated in special phenomena such as “flash-bulb memory” phenomenon. Emotion helps to consolidate memory as well as to trigger and distort. This installation aims to “replay” such long-term dynamics of memory distortion, fading and reviving, within a frame of several seconds in flash-initiated afterimage.


Installation of Artwork by Shana Mabari and Professor Shinsuke Shimojo from the
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2010
Collaboration with Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, The ICON L.A.


















Exhibition at The ICON L.A.



Collaboration project by Elizabeth Tobias and Professor Shinsuke Shimojo

Collaboration project by Elizabeth Tobias and Professor Shinsuke Shimojo