Sep 09 — Sep 10, 2010
Fleisher/Ollman Gallery is excited to announce YOUR SWIMMING BRAIN, a temporary video and sound event. Asserting Jean Luc Godard’s belief that linear narrative was the enemy, this event allows all imagery and sound to occur at once while aligning nothing.
Loosely playing with architect Kent Isaacs’ famous 1962 design, the Knowledge Box, and Stan Vanderbeek’s 1960’s brainchild the Movie-drome, YOUR SWIMMING BRAIN will equally attempt to cram as much imagery as possible, as fast as possible, into your “swimming brain” (as Isaacs appositely reported to Life magazine in its September 14, 1962 issue). Perhaps feeling a restless, impatient state due to the growth of imagery and information in the 1960s, these visually stimulating, semi-psychedelic experiments might have been the fledgling precursors to the Internet.
We stand on a threshold of fantastic photographic breakthroughs – 3D TV, cartridge video tape for home viewing, photo libraries at the dialing of a phone. Can these technical advances be harnessed before they make robots out of photographers? Where do the picture people fit into the changing times?
-“The Vanderbeek Dimension,” US Camera World Annual, 1970.
David Thomas Dunn
Stephen F. James
Timeline: Installation – Wed Sept 8th from 10:30 am – 6 pm
The exhibition is open to the public Thurs Sept 9th from 10:30 am – 6 pm
Reception – Thurs Sept 9th from 6 - 9 pm
Deinstallation – Fri Sept 10th from 10:30 am – 6 pm