Window Display

Brenna Murphy

Brenna Murphy, *1986, lives and works in Portland, Oregon (USA)

Im Schaufenster presents Murphy’s video work Siat nousevat vuorelle from 2011 (USA/Finland, 5:02min).

The American artist Brenna Murphy (http://bmruernpnhay.com) explores the diverse representational forms of digital surfaces. Frequent initial element is self-shot video footage that is rhythmized by Photoshop filters and amplified to lucid kaleidoscopes. In the staccato rhythm of the video editing, fuelled by the collaboration with Tomutonttu (Jan Anderzen, Finland), three-dimensional extruded objects appear which are also monads of her temple-like spatial installations. With the declination of these patterns and scales Murphy creates a graphical language system that establishes incomputable ties in a world that is falling apart constantly.

The work is a retrospect of Penetrating Surfaces, an extensive screening curated by Robert Seidel (http://www.robertseidel.com) for the Film Museum Vienna (May 24 and 25, 2014). It deliberates on the materially-inherent aesthetic potential of the digital, a search above and beyond the boundaries of software and its media metaphors.

04.08. – 20.08.2014
Gallery window at
Kottbusser Str. 10
daily 2 pm – 2 am
Admission free