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I REMEMBER / THE HOLLOW FEATURES OF WHAT REMAINS
September 13th, 6-11 pm
 

Ben Zamora’s I REMEMBER / THE HOLLOW FEATURES OF WHAT REMAINS is an intense, immersive light installation consisting of dozens of suspended fluorescent tubes organized in a labyrinth-like pattern. The installation focuses on memory, time, and perception, plunging the viewer into a constantly shifting world of light and space. Fluorescent tubes are arranged in a composition which is simultaneously transparent and solid, suggesting a shape but never complete. With defining elements removed, we are left with fragments and memories that are echoes of a space that is no longer there.

The tubes are programed to shift on and off, expanding and contracting, creating larger and smaller spaces and new dynamic relationships. With moments of extreme darkness and fleeting sparks of intensity, we are left to process each programmed event comparing what we think we saw, what actually occurred, and how our mind compensates and alters reality.

This work will be Zamora’s first piece in Seattle since 2015. Intended to be a fully immersive experience, viewers are invited to walk around and through the installation. Composer, Plastiq Phantom (Berlin) provide’s an audio track to accompany the installation.

This project was supported, in part, by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Ben Zamora is an American artist, whose work is primarily based in light. Zamora has developed an impressive body of work that creates a dialogue between the viewer and their environment, while addressing universal themes of life, transformation, and transcendence. He has created large-scale installations and sculptures for the Park Avenue Armory in New York, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Art Basel/Design Miami, Kunsthalle Krems in Austria, The Frye Art Museum, Holland Festival, Vienna Festival, as well as numerous other galleries, museums, private art collections, and public art projects.

Zamora’s work moves seamlessly between performance and visual art, where he creates light-based sculptures and art installations for performance-based work, including projects with Kronos Quartet, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Barbican, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. His artistic collaborators have included Bill Viola, Gronk, Peter Sellars, Steve Reich and Beryl Korot, Olson Kundig Architects, Casey Curren, and Saint Genet.