Collaborators since 2000, Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder stage the scene of film as orphaned object through the temporal labor of a moving image installation. They unite the rich traditions of experimental filmmaking, particularly the structuralist and materialist strands, and the multimodal sensibility of expanded cinema that emerged in the 1960s, which wove the moving image into the dynamic space of performance, sound, and audience interaction. Their larger body of work explores this interstice between avant-garde film practice and the incorporation of moving images and time-based media into museums and art galleries.
As Cinema Arts Artists-in-Residence, Gibson and Recoder present a solo exhibition, Gibson + Recoder: Powers of Resolution, which includes two site-specific commissions, Obsucrus Projectum and Illuminatoria. Each engages with the transformative and cinematic qualities of light. Powers of Resolution is the first entry in Cinema Arts’ two-year project Lightplay.
Gibson + Recoder: Powers of Resolution is part of the project Lightplay organized by Cinema Arts at the Exploratorium. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Installation view of Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation, Mad.Sq.Art, New York 2013; Photo by Colin Douglas Gray.