“I like art that is magic. I don’t like art that is just clever.” -Brian Eno
The formal properties of 77 Million Paintings incorporate a geometric arrangement of flatscreen monitors, each of which call upon a series of layered images which are constantly changing. The arrangement hangs on the wall as a sort of devotional mandala, while the darkened room becomes a ritual space populated with identical couches , tree trunk columns, and plaster cones illuminated by LCD lights. The soundtrack , like the imagery, is actually six different soundtracks layered over one another, also called upon at random.
A visitor’s first impression may be to chuckle himself into the back room of the Octopus’ Garden Smoke Shop. However, like much of Eno’s work, the illumination comes not with the simplicity of the first impression, but with the experiential effect of the passage of time. ...
What: 77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno
Where: YMI Cultural Center – 39 S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801
When: November 2, 2011 – November 30, 2011
Hours: 11:00 AM to 6 PM Wed – Sat / 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sun (closed Mon and Tues)
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