Bronx, NY…. The Bronx River Art Center is pleased to present, You Are Welcome, two solo exhibitions by New York artists, “M” Apisak Vithyanond and AKAirways from November 2 – December 7, 2007. Opening on Friday, November 2, 2007 from 6 – 9pm, Bronx residents, art connoisseurs and people of all ages are invited to view and interact with these two site-specific installations.
In Gallery 1 & Window Installation: M’s Human Graffiti is a life-size interactive installation projected towards the street through the gallery windows. The installation is comprised of a series of screens that only display the objects in front of them (in real time) that have movement. These movements imprint temporary trails whose length, pattern and durability vary based on the individual’s speed and traffic. Viewers will be able to become part of the artwork by creating their own marks of expression as they walk through this documented space. This abstract public canvas allows the community to acknowledge its bustling visual presence while at the same time obliging them to be engaged in it – there is no way to view the work without committing to become a part of it.
In Gallery 1 & 2:
Inspired by the dynamism and variegation of starfish and other sea creatures, AKAirways’ Starfish Garden – curated by Christine Ritok – is a ceiling installation comprised of large breathing inflatable light sculptures. The shape and size of each of these breathing chandeliers is unique, and each sculpture touches and affects the movement and inflation/deflation of the others through electronic sequencers. As a whole, the kinetic installation provides a pacifying environment for viewers to heighten their visual and sensory understanding of their natural and social environment.