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Annie Ratti, New York Water Room

White Box
525 West 26th Street, 212-714-2347
November 16 - December 16, 2006
Reception: Thursday, November 16, 6 - 8 PM
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Annie Ratti’s site-specific installation New York Water Room will radically alter White Box’s semi-archeological space by flooding it with water, challenging visitors to revise the parameters by which they view art and overturning any preconceptions they had about what constitutes a gallery space. The gallery floor will be transformed into a pool, reflecting video and slide projections, both static and moving. The existing catwalk in the space will be transformed into a wooden pier-like structure that will allow visitors to view the installation from its center. An audio component will further enhance the overall sensorial experience.

This project, stated Ms. Ratti, is a “composite psychological window reflecting the appearance, disappearance, and reincarnation of memories attached to social complexities. This will be represented by the imagery projected in the slides and videos—referencing Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon, children at play, and additional subjects that provoke reconsideration of contemporary society and the essence of humanity.”

This exhibition is supported by The Zerynthia Foundation and The Wooridul Foundation.
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