Friday, April 27, 2012

Press release for “Approach”

Our Press release for “Approach”: “Motion Capture” is a technology heavily used in movies such as Avatar or Lord of the Rings (Gollum) or almost all contemporary video games. It’s generally regarded as a way to transfer the movement of a live person to a computer generated one. But two artists in residence at the Prairie Center of the Arts, Drew Browning and Annette Barbier, are using it to create a mural on the 75’ fence adjacent to the Center’s building. Two people approaching one another, one walking and one using a wheel chair, are the subjects of their most recent work, “Approach”. Seen from Washington St., with the giant processing plant Archer Daniels Midland in the background, it reminds us of human scale and presence in a highly industrialized environment. And it also speaks to the traces we leave behind us in our passage through life, knowingly or not.

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