Sept 12 – Oct 10th 2017
“the static was natural, the music was human”
New work by Sto Len and Pat Spadine
Opening Tuesday Sept 12 7-10pm
11pm After Party with Warm Drag, Sediment Club, and Brian Hill
Secret Project Robot
1186 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221
On view Everyday 4-7pm
“Nothing in the world is softer or weaker than water
Yet nothing is better at overcoming the hard and strong” – Lao Tzu
Sto Len has been researching water as a medium, language, tool, and collaborator for the past 5 years. His meditative style of printmaking captures a moment in time in nature with a mono print. Layers of oil paint, vegetable oils, spray paint, dirt and various debris is built up on the water surface in large kiddie pools, wooden trays and buckets for hours and sometimes days while preparing a print. Outdoor pools collect raindrops and leaves while patterns are allowed time to develop on their own.
Renouncing the fussiness historically associated with paper marbling, Sto’s work instead celebrates chaos by finding the rhythm and pattern within water’s movement. For this exhibition, Sto will showcase new experiments on wood and found objects that begin to take on new sculptural forms.
Ashcan Institute for Self Organizing Pattern Research presents documents from it’s investigations with closed loop video feedback. Using mirrors to create a pseudo kaleidoscope between the camera and television the Institute has been able to manipulate the chaotic feedback loop between camera and TV in order to allow certain complexities to blossom from the simple physical process. A collection of still images, video, and interactive viewing interfaces will be on display to allow the spectator to witness and examine the findings. It is the hope of the A.I.S.O.P.R. to convey the ease at which order and complexity rise out of seeming noise and chaos in the natural world.