Rachel Rossin, “n=7/The Wake in Heat of Collapse”

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“SIGNAL is pleased to present Rachel Rossin’s ‘n=7 / The Wake in Heat of Collapse,’ a virtual reality simulation that employs the structure of side-scrolling gameplay to create an immersive, Oculus Rift-based experience.

“Descending into a 3-dimensional Dantesque underworld, the viewer navigates a landscape of hacked architectural and video game imagery, algorithmic collages generated from famous paintings (e.g. Guernica and Klimt’s The Kiss), corporate signage, browser logos and clippings from scenic destinations. These radiant environments provide participants with a window to sights unseen, and culminate with the experience of witnessing a crumbling staircase made of Susan Sontag’s ‘Against Interpretation.'”    —Signal’s website

Click here to read about Rossin’s exhibit in The New York Times.

Dante de Blasio

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“The first television ad from the [Bill] de Blasio campaign [for the mayor of New York City] features his fifteen year old son, Dante.”   —The New York Times, August 7, 2013

See also, Michael Barbaro, The New York Times, August 7, 2013

Rachel Kneebone, “The Descent” at the Brooklyn Museum

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“…Even the chef d’oeuvre of the show, “The Descent” (2008), which recalls Rodin’s “Gates of Hell” — which, in turn, was inspired by Dante’s “Inferno” — feels more like a poetic celebration of flesh and the sculptural medium than anything else. Comprising dozens of little figures descending into a cauldron-shaped pit, the sculpture, viewed by stepping up on a narrow wooden platform encircling it, is nearly 11 ½ feet in diameter.” [. . .]    –Martha Schwendener, The New York Times, April 4, 2012

On display at The Brooklyn Museum, January 7 – August 12, 2012.