Saturday, September 12 – Friday, October 2, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 6-9pm
WAH: A New Diversity brings together the works of three visionary artists who are using innovative technologies and mediums to bridge the divide between art and technology. These works combine visual and/or auditory elements to create unique, multimedia compositions that reflect on our contemporary, technology based lifestyles. WAH: A New Diversity features the works of Kenji Kojima, Oliver Warden, and Egon Zippel.
Curator, Yuko Nii, Founder and Artistic Director of the WAH Center, would like to thank both Hazel Santino, Curator at Brooklyn Fireproof (BFP) Collective LLC and Kyoko Sato Ono, Independant Curator/Exhibition Producer, for their kind help.
Egon Zippel, Still from Broken Horizons
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Oliver Warden was inspired by the quick expansion of the Internet in the early 1990s. Warden wanted to reduce interactivity to its common denominators: on/off, you/me. At that time, Warden’s interests in Hitchcock, and especially the film Rear Window, also played a role in forming the conceptual interests in voyeurism and exhibitionism. The combination of these two interests allowed him to create a binary experience where the viewer, be it artist or participant, can momentarily be in a position of power.
Egon Zippel uses projections and videos to explore the fragmentation and realities of conventional life. Through his projected work, we see fractured horizons in a seemingly never ending stream of combinations, with an occasional moment of harmony when the images match. Zippel’s video installation explores the commonplace sight of fractured and abandoned bikes that are littered throughout the city, bringing focus on these spectral vestiges of city living.
Left to Right: Kenji Kojima, FUKASHIMA 2011, Oliver Warden, Untitled Box 2.0, Egon Zippel, Bike Carcasses