April 1, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Stoop at BRIC House
Katabasis, video still
Join us for the presentation of Katabasis , a 40 minute video piece by Brooklyn-artist Cooper Holoweski that is screened with an accompanying live score performed by 3 musicians. A conversation with the artist, let by architect, writer and Cooper Union professor David Gersten will follow the projection/performance.
Katabasis moves the viewer though an elaborately constructed Google Sketchup junkyard that explores the themes of death, limbo, and rebirth. In various world mythologies Katabasis refers to a trip to the underworld. In Holoweski's piece the trance-like animation carries viewers through an underworld wasteland of 3D models. Together with the live performance of an evolving musical score, it creates a multi-sensory experience that exemplifies this tense liminal space of Katabasis.
BRIC’s Stoop Series illuminates the arts and life around us in Brooklyn through artistic performances and presentations, framed by dynamic conversations with some of the city’s most innovative artists, thinkers, and tastemakers. Programs will explore the performing arts, film, media, visual arts, spoken word, and other creative fields. Engage with of the most innovative artistic voices in Brooklyn's ever-expanding cultural scene on the monumental interior stoop of BRIC House, Brooklyn's new home for the arts in downtown Brooklyn. Free, on most Tuesday nights.
KATABASIS TRAILER from Cooper Holoweski on Vimeo.
OTHER UPCOMING STOOP SERIES EVENTS:
April 8: Balthrop, Alabama
April 15: Brooklyn Hip Hop's Roots and Future
April 22: Elliott Sharp
April 29: Real Characters