Change Location × Northampton, MA

    Recent Locations

      EXHIBITION: Green Room in Northampton


      • EXHIBITION: Green Room Photo #1
      1 of 1
      August 21, 2019

        (daily for 20 times)

      Hillyer-Graham Auditorium
      Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

      Map
      Performers:
      • No Performers Listed
      EVENT DETAILS
      EXHIBITION: Green Room

      With wit and humor, Kyung Woo Han challenges the assumption that video is an artistic medium of faithfully representing truth. He painstakingly constructs trompe-l’oeil (French phrase for “deceives the eye”) environments, and then deconstructs them for the camera. In Green Room, pieces of furniture seem to float in a flooded room. When Han enters and removes the “furniture” piece by piece, the optical illusion is exposed. The room is dry, partially painted a light green to create the impression of water. The floating “tables” and “chairs” are actually suspended sculptures, which the artist has constructed with bent and skewed angles to mimic the effect of refraction in water. Each time Han leaves the room with an object, the illusion of a flooded room reasserts itself, foiled when he re-enters.

      Image: Kyung Woo Han. Born South Korea, 1979. Green Room. 2009. Single-channel video, 6:20 mins. Purchased

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions

      This event repeats daily for 20 times:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.