In honor of the 10th anniversary of Cyfest, the Made in NY Media Center is thrilled to present A Subject Self-Defined, a solo video exhibition from Carla Gannis. The exhibition will be on display at the Made in NY Media Center gallery December 1-30, 2016.
A Subject Self-Defined is a new body of work from Carla Gannis that addresses issues of branded identity; age and body estimation; catastrophe culture; and online agency via static, dynamic and interactive “selfie” imagery.
“The woman’s face has served as the muse of the male gaze throughout art history. Artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Frida Kahlo, and Cindy Sherman have subverted this idea of woman as figure, as a mere face, and as muse through self-portraiture. They called into question what happens when a woman turns the paintbrush and, in our contemporary times, the camera, to her own face. In A Subject Self-Defined, the viewer is provided multiple vantage points that traverse various forms of self-portraiture and mixed-media methodologies. Her series converges a wide array of technologies – drawing, painting, animation, social media, and augmented reality – together to serve as the artist herself re-represents herself.” – Dorothy Santos, 2016
Also on display from 12/1 – 12/9 is No. 0, a modular, 3D public art installation by Anna Frants. Conceptually referencing a computer grid and visually reflecting the infrastructure of a building sans walls – Frants builds an open framework room of hollow, polypropylene cubes. The exposed scaffolding houses objects, videos, and movements. The interior (unlived-in lived-in) space is empty for viewers to navigate the visuals, sounds, words, and virtual actions of the exterior matrix and formulate their own story.
Visit the 10th CYFEST exhibition in New York from December 1 through 30, 2016.
Made in NY Media Center
30 John Street
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11232