HOW CAN WE COOL DOWN THE GILDED SUN BEAMS?
NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, CT
JUN 6. - NOV 1. 2015
NEW/NOW: KATJA LOHER: HOW CAN WE COOL DOWN THE GILDED SUN BEAMS?
Upcoming NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generation of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world.
Loher’s exhibition will showcase a variety of the artist’s famed works including her Endangered Species, Videoportals, Last supper?, Bubbles, and Videoplanets. Through her wall mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe of kaleidoscopic detail in which Loher displays patterns construct-ed from dance formations, filmed from a bird’s eye view to recall the complicity and harmony of synchronized swimmers. By filming from above, Loher adopts the outside position of a scientific observer, questioning the balance between humans, nature, and technology and promoting discussions amongst viewers. The elfin performers mimic the somatic, sonar-type communication found in ant colonies, bee hives, or schools of fish and further challenge mankind’s hubristic nature over animals by inspiring us to look for answers from another viewpoint. Loher states, “The intimate experience nevertheless resonates globally, addressing ecological urgencies like the disappearance of the bee population”.
Photos: New Britain Museum of American Art