Peep Show

As part of Bring to Light Nuit Blanche New York 2011,
Ugly Art Room presents PEEP SHOW
October 1, 2011 @ Dusk
Greenpoint Water Front @ West St & Noble St
 
IAN ADDISON HALL, ZACH HYMAN & CARRIE SHALTZ, NICOLAS MALOOF, KATHERIN MCINNIS, CHRIS MOTTALINI, HANNAH LAMAR SIMMONS & BONNIE SIMMONS, BOB WEISZ
 
“I like a view but I like to sit with my back turned to it”
- Gertrude Stein

Great things come in small packages.

Peep Show is an 8’ wide x 6’ tall x 3’ deep wooden box - the red-lit word "PEEP" on the top – with seven paper disc View-Masters™ fixed across the box face and illuminated from within. Each disc has 7 stereoscopic images in rotation and the images will be creations of 7 selected artists.

Amongst the sea of light-eruption and fanfare at BTL, Peep Show will offer a more introspective, inner light. Imagine the small curiosity shadowed from the larger spectacle. This assemblage represents a tempting pull in to a more intimately lit narrative. From an interactive standpoint, the viewer is simultaneously viewed, becoming part of the public landscape.

The View-Master™ naturally affords a dreamlike experience for the viewer, while allowing the artists various uses for the switch from image to image - be it story, free form surrealism, or abstract. With their backs to the festival, the viewers will share in group privacy within the overall light show.

The chosen works, in turn, will take advantage of the situation. Advantages that exploit the prone viewing, the seven image structure, the depth of 3-D, and the low-fi dreamscape of the slideshow faux-diorama.