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Winter is Alive!: Synchronous Gaze
February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 22 @ 9:00 am
MMoCA is pleased to join many organizations and locations in Madison hosting artwork for Winter is Alive! a cooler world carnival, a multi-disciplinary event fusing art and spectacle to highlight climate change and strengthen global relationships.
A work by Adriana Barrios titled Synchronous Gaze, which is made up of a video projection broadcasting open-sourced live feed video from the International Space Station from approximately 220 miles above Earth, will be on view in the Museum lobby.
In her artist statement, Barrios says, “The camera pointed down onto Earth surveys our planet, making visible an extraordinary picture…The projection screen acts as a mirror allowing the spectator to look back at themselves and the Earth by way of the camera’s gaze. We are both the observer and spectacle as our eyes watch one another’s world pass by. This experience demands us to be an active participant in the artwork requiring us to consider our place in the world at that very moment.”
Synchronous Gaze will be visible through MMoCA’s State Street lobby windows until February 22, 2021.