Monday, October 5, 2009

WPA Opening | Fil Rüting

FIl Rüting
Tri Repetae - One 24th of a Second

WPA, 510 Bernard St, October 24 - November 15
Opening Reception Saturday, October 24, 7-10pm

WPA is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Fil Rüting,
"Tri Repetae - One 24th of a Second".

*Trichromacy, the condition upon which humans perceive color, is a fundamental exploration point in "Tri Repetae". Sampled from iconic film, the videos and prints in this exhibition contain ghost like figures in shades of red, green, blue, moving within a stationary camera space such as a hallway, trash heap, or skate park. These images hint at a sublime subtext within the original sampled narrative releasing the imagery from the restraints of its linear form, by continuously cutting the frame in overlapping time. One 24th of a second is the time in which a single frame of film is seen; these prints as single frames however implicate the multiple frames found in cinematic film. This literal liberation of image and sound from the formal and conceptual constraints of historical linear filmic space succeeds predominantly though this direct relationship to time. Time is represented as historical form, context, and idea. Rüting’s playful reconstructive approach to sampled cinematic imagery implies a sort of visual haiku; instead of three lines of text, we have three colors, three compositions… a tri repetae.

Born in Sydney, Australia, Fil Rüting now lives and works in Los Angeles.

*The human eye contains three types of color receptors (cones), with different absorption spectra. The RGB (red, green, blue) additive color model used in video and other electronic devices, was derived from this trichromatic perception of color.

Gallery open 12-6pm, Thursday - Saturday or by appointment.

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