Monday Class Visit to MoMA March 20

Our next Video 1 class meeting will convene at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

The address is:

MoMA
11 W. 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
betw 5th & 6th Aves

Here’s map:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/11+W+53rd+St,+New+York,+NY+10019/@40.761417,-73.9793143,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c258fbd6896db9:0xcdeee990894f562f!8m2!3d40.761417!4d-73.9771203

We will meet at the Information Desk on the ground floor at 10:45AM.
Bring your CUNY ID for free admission.

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Information Desk. Meet here and have your CUNY ID ready.

How to get there:
X10 bus – schedule

SI Ferry:
Park at the Ferry Bldg. and take the R, W, or 1 train to the Museum. See specifics below.

Subway:
B, D, F, M trains to 47-50 Rockefeller Center. Exit at 49th & 6th Ave. Walk north to 53rd St. Turn right (East) onto 53rd and walk 1/2 block to the Museum.

N, R, W trains to 49th St. Walk north to 53rd St. Turn right and walk 2 blocks to the Museum.

1 train to 50th St. Walk north to 53rd St. Turn right and walk 2-1/2 blocks to the Museum.

E, M trains to 5th Ave./53rd St. Go West on 53rd St., 1/2 block to the Museum.

6 train to 51st & Lexington. Walk north to 53rd St. Turn left (West) and walk 3-1/2 blocks to the Museum.

Subway map


The Exhibit
2nd Floor Gallery

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Lovers,  by Teiji Furuhashi

Lovers is an immersive, room-sized multimedia installation by Japanese artist Teiji Furuhashi (1960–1995).

Life-sized images of the artist and other fellow members of the Kyoto-based artist collective Dumb Type are projected onto the walls of a darkened room from a tower of computer-controlled video and slide projectors at its center. The figures move like specters around the perimeter of the space, in a looped choreographic sequence made variable by a visitor-activated motion sensor, which intervenes to restart one of the projections when triggered.

Confined to their autonomous projections, these eponymous “lovers” overlap at moments within the sequence, whether running past each other or pausing in a gesture of embrace, yet their bodies never make contact. Made just one year before Furuhashi’s death from AIDS-related illness, Lovers speaks to what the artist has described as “the theme of contemporary love in an ultra-romantic way.”

Presented for the first time since its inaugural exhibition at MoMA in 1995, the installation showcases the results of an extensive conservation effort recently completed by the Museum’s media conservators.


 

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