Electronic and Time-Based Art
Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University

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Kodak Moments

Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University

Shannon C. McMullen and Fabian Winkler

Opening Reception September 6, 2007 at 6:00pm with a special radio broadcast performance by Radio Chigüiro and sounds by Drumkit and NoFuturo.

Gallery Hours Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Kodak Moments is an exhibition of the two large scale inflatables BLAM! and GRRR!, their project sketches, the interactive sound installation Waves and the computer controlled recombinant dual slide projection Kodak Moments Ruhr.

The title of the exhibition refers to instructions on how to look at respectively into a picture -the resulting image is assembled in the eyes of the onlooker. Similar to Bazon Brock's analysis of Caspar David Friedrich's famous "Rückenfigur" (for example in Wanderer above the Sea of Fog): "Friedrich externalizes whatever the interior of the onlooker might be. He presents how human beings can relate to their environment and in doing so perceive and shape their surroundings."

In the case of our works, the exhibition visitor “completes the picture” – through interactions with the artwork - for example by touching the buoys, by stepping into the large scale inflatables or by bringing two time periods together to create “recombinant” Kodak moments, i.e. to give new meaning to a place through recombining visual materials.

Media link: Brouk, Tim. "Husband, wife get interactive with art show." Journal and Courier [Lafayette, IN], September 9, 2007: D2.