What’s Up: New Technologies in Art
January 11 through March 2, 2014
From the Darwinism of Electric Sheep to visual sound waves, lasers
and the vectorization of a kiss
The Mansion at Strathmore is located at
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD.
This technology-focused exhibit includes the outdoor urban-scale laser and video installation
"Object… History... Light… Passage… Fog… Green…Black… Void”
created by George Terry honoring his mentor Rockne Krebs.
Curated by Harriet Lesser of the Mansion
at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD.
The conceptual piece uses a green laser projected from the Mansion at Strathmore to the Gudelsky Concert Pavilion, visually connecting the two structures and symbolizing the pedagogical transfer of ideas.
The Pavilion will house a functioning television atop a pedestal, playing a video that uses a “green screen” as a metaphor for the act of creation and the endeavor to be an artist.
Two flags will be incorporated: one made of green screen fabric
mounted to the Mansion and the other of black duvetyn fabric mounted to the Pavilion. The green screen flag is emblazoned with an eye, symbolic
of “The Artist’s Eye,” a turn-of-phrase used frequently by Krebs. The black
flag will feature an image of Marcel Duchamp’s “Étant donnés” as a symbol for “The Art Object.” The green screen is a common mechanism in video editing, a “stand-in” backdrop which is replaced with a different image in post production; the black is the void or hole that is left when the
green screen is cut out. The color green and the color black, then, symbolize the act of creating, and the act of telling a story.