Wil Lindsay: MFA Thesis Show

Wil Lindsay: MFA Thesis Show

West Hall Gallery, Room 111

February 23, 2007 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Wil Lindsay:  "TimeFrames" (A Solo Exhibition in Victorian Lantern Slides)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
West Hall Gallery 111

Exhibition Opening: February 23, 2007, 7-9pm
Continued Exhibition Friday February 23rd - Friday March 2nd
Gallery Hours 10am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Information:  518-276-4829 or www.arts.rpi.edu <http://www.arts.rpi.edu>

Through the language of Magic Lantern Slides of the late 1800's,  TimeFrames is a study of the moment compressed.  The series of antiquated glass slides are based on a digital photographic process which compresses long durations into a single frame. The slides are sometimes reminiscent of the familiar images of Eadweard Muybridge. At other times they take on a spectral quality, expressing the individual as a mere faded mark, passing through the world around us.

Wil Lindsay  is an experimental artist currently residing in New York's Hudson Valley, as he completes  his MFA in the Integrated Electronic Arts program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Wil's work focuses on the implications of re-contextualizing dead or forgotten technologies and processes in contemporary culture. His work is presented through various modalities including installation, imaging, video, music, physical electronics and algorithmic processing.

Wil's inspiration and skill-set is derived from a mostly anachronistic career path that has included such pursuits as blacksmithing, leather-working, carriage-driving, chimney-sweeping, and selling bobbles at Renaissance festivals. This, coupled with a BFA in Media Arts from the University of Arizona, three years as a videographer for the Tucson PBS affiliate, and over fifteen years of photography presented through both analog and digital manipulation, have lead to the current state of affairs in his work.

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