Feel like you haven’t been to a good party in a while? Like your main entertainment comes from watching Downton Abbey reruns every night? Like the only socializing you do is with your local bodega owner?
Fret not, for that’s about to change! On February 29th, Planar and Architizer invite you to break out of your midwinter hermit routine and join us for an evening of art and cocktails at the Cristin Tierney Gallery in Chelsea. That’s right: we’re having a party on the leap year.
No Feeling is Final; in Five Chapters © Yorgo Alexopoulos.
What’s the occasion? Planar (the digital signage experts who provided the screens for BOFFO’s Building Fashion pop-up shops) is unveiling their newest product, a video wall system called Mosaic™. An aptly named innovation, since Mosaic accommodates a variety of screen sizes and orientations, breaking down the barrier between video screen and wall. In short, it transforms static walls into dynamic 3D planes.
Mosaic lends itself to exhibition: its modules can be infinitely rearranged to accommodate site-specific installations. So to celebrate its first public showing, Planar has invited video artist Yorgo Alexopoulos to show his work on the system. Alexopoulos is known for his large-scale video presentations, and the transcendental themes he explores using high technology. He once worked as a digital animator, experience that imbues his work with a finely-grained polish (check out the video below). Akrylic calls him “equal parts multimedia artist, cutting edge visual effects supervisor, digital animator, fierce atheist, amateur astronomer, wannabe quantuum physicist, and wormtongued mythologizer.”
The night will begin at 6:30pm at Cristin Tierney Gallery on West 29th Street between 10th and 11th (map below). Please let us know you’re coming by rsvp’ing to firstname.lastname@example.org.