Location: DAAP Galleries
Philip M. Meyers Jr. Memorial Gallery
Steger Student Life Center Rm 465
In this exhibition, New York based video artist Tommy Hartung’s work will investigate common mythmaking and story telling tropes that often address the relationships between education, history and religion. Hartung creates alternate worlds in his studio made from ordinary objects (water mirrors’, plants, various found objects) altered for the camera, resulting in elaborate stop motion animations using low tech, yet innovative lighting techniques and camera settings. The result is simultaneously visually hypnotic and self-critiquing, probing further into the divide between dogmatic teaching and objective accounts of the past. Hartung explores the use of entertainment and cinematic devices often used to communicate knowledge between generations and the manner this information is transmitted. By exposing the mechanics of the moving image Hartung provides the means to excavate the past, examines how we transcribe the present and invariably casts doubt into the future.
Opening Reception: Friday April 15th , 2011 4-7pm
Exhibition runs: April 4th – 29th, 2011