On view 24/7
91 Walker Street, New York, NY (corner of Walker and Lafayette Street)
August 31, 2020
Neon is light trapped inside a three-dimensional contained shape. They've got an irresistible and pleasing aspect to them. They've got an interesting quality of being sensuous "vintage technology" which cultivates both melancholy and wonderment in you. It's fascinating how soothing and otherworldly a neon can be. We have also explored their "neurotic" properties when animated and flickering to a programmed “choreography”. Starburst explores all of these possible neon qualities.
a very anxious feeling was originally created in 2007. It was conceived as a commentary on that year’s election period, the “long” anxious months before Obama was elected. Words written in neon instigate a "holy" presence, almost like a spell from God. Neons’ frequent use as store signs (selling us “dreams”) contributes to this effect: hypnosis, rapture, worship, magic, prophecy. a very anxious feeling is part of our recurring play with our pseudonym’s initials (which end up becoming exhibition and artwork titles, email signatures, neons, etc). And it’s brought back at another “very anxious” moment in our lives.
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