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  An Infinite Distance Between Two Points — solo exhibition at VisArts  

Blake Carrington — An Infinite Distance Between Two Points
June 17 – July 17
Kaplan Gallery @ VisArts
155 Gibbs St, Rockville MD 20850
Reception and Artist Talk: Friday June 17 7pm-9pm
Audiovisual performance CATHEDRAL SCAN: Friday June 17 8:30pm
Featuring drummer and PIMA Brooklyn College resident artist Alon Ilsar

“Visual, sound and performance artist Blake Carrington presents three projects where technology and the senses unite in unexpected ways. Working with data mined from Gothic cathedrals, a film masterpiece, and psychotherapy sessions, his mixed media paintings, video, and live performance offer an inter-sensual experience with "sacred" space. Andrei (Near and Far), a single channel video, features a single shot from Andrei Tarkovsky's 1966 film Andrei Rubley paired with an original sound composition that carries the viewer/listener through various fantastic, realistic, and abstract spaces. In Strata Systems, recorded conversations between patient and psychotherapist served as the matrix for a series of mixed media paintings that carry the sonic topography of those private, personal talk sessions. Cathedral Scan, an audio-visual performance, treats architectural plans of Gothic cathedrals as open-ended scores. Space becomes rhythmic and sonic. Each version of the performance stresses the tenuous correspondence between different data sets - architecture, diagram, image, sound - and questions how close to an original source one can get by manipulating signs. Carrington's hybrid works create a sense that in the gaps between perception and data, there are infinite ways to experience space and time.”
- Susan Main, director of VisArts

  Cathedral Scan album now available on Bandcamp  

  Cathedral Scan (Drums Version) performance with Leo Lazar  

  The Year We Make Contact two-channel video installation  

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