Les Levine, Still of "THE SELF EXPRESS DUNKIN' DONUTS", 112 x 163 cm, 2003
THE SELF EXPRESS
Founder of Media Art to Exhibit in Stuttgart
Stuttgart, New York, November 5, 2003 - The Brigitte March Galerie is pleased to announce a major exhibition by the internationally renowned founder of media art Les Levine. The title of the exhibition is The Self Express and will open on November, 21,
8 PM. The exhibition consists of a large video installation and related photographs. Mr. Levine is acknowledged as the primary protagonist of media art in the world. This is the first major exhibition by the artist in the Stuttgart area since his retrospective at the Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart in 1997. The artist will be present for the opening of The Self Express.
The title The Self Express comes form the idea that all art is a form of self expression. Continuing the long tradition of self-portraits in art, media artist Les Levine (Diamond Mind, 1977, See Your Mind, 1995) brings us The Self Express. We follow the artist on to a train. Instantly we know we are not going anywhere. We have entered a train of thought. We are traveling on a journey into the mind, into media, into thinking.
The Self Express is an installation piece which viewers can go in and out of freely.
The unique ethereal soundtrack produces the sensation of being lost in time and thought. Vivid abstract colors pulse on the screen in sync with the music, and images are constantly passing like a stream of consciousness as the artist continually answers questions put to him by unseen voices. As the artist speaks, words roll across the screen. The words sometimes synchronize with what is spoken and set off signifying alerts.
As The Self Express continues we travel with the artist through his life and views. Finally when we see the artist leaves the station we continue with an image of our own thoughts.
The artist is available for interviews and video clips are available for broadcast. The exhibition will run from November 21st to December 22nd and admission is free to the public. The artist is present for the opening on Friday, November 21st at 8 PM in the Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart.
The exhibition is kindly sponsored by pro av Medientechnik, Leinfelden-Echterdingen.