MI: Detroit

Production still from the Sanford Biggers film, Shatter.

Production still from the Sanford Biggers film, Shatter.

 

WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

WHEN: Goes on view Friday, September 9, 2016 through January 1, 2017. Note: An Artist’s Talk is set for Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 pm.

Sanford Biggers Subjective Cosmology

For his solo exhibition, imagine as an unseen world made visible. This exhibition gives physical form to hidden landscapes where the past, present and future cooperative with each other into a timeless experience. Artist Biggers creates an immersive interactive experience throughout the museum, incorporating video installation, visual art objects and new media.

In this Biggers’ show, it can be seen as the link between his three-part film suite, Shuffle, Shake, Shatter ( http://sanfordbiggers.com/archives/gallery/shuffle) that explores the formation and dissolution of identity through the journey and actions of an un-named main character.

A 2-channel video about the struggle between our own perception of self vs. others’ projections onto us. Shuffle also examines how we matriculate through society, often masking our insecurities, pain, longing and the internal schizophrenia of our id. Original soundtrack composed from the artist’s field recordings made in Indonesia. Courtesy the Artist and Michael Klein Arts, New York, NY.

A 2-channel video about the struggle between our own perception of self vs. others’ projections onto us. Shuffle also examines how we matriculate through society, often masking our insecurities, pain, longing and the internal schizophrenia of our id. Original soundtrack composed from the artist’s field recordings made in Indonesia. Courtesy the Artist and Michael Klein Arts, New York, NY.

It is here and although in abstract manner, Biggers will have also retraced the North Atlantic Slave Trade route from Europe to the Americas and finally Africa. Throughout his journey, he grapples with his identity to the point of crisis and enlightenment, where he then transcends his notions of male and female, life and death and the corporeal versus the his work of art.

MORE DETAILS on this exhibit and others: http://mocadetroit.org/upcomingexhibitions.html.

About

Sanford Biggers (http://sanfordbiggers.com)  is a visual artist producing paintings, sculptures, immersive installations and video. Biggers also creates multimedia musical performances with his collective Moon Medicin. He combines each of these media into compelling, sensual and witty works that are platforms from which to discuss challenging and far-ranging topics such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity, pop culture, and American and art history while offering new perspectives and associations for established symbols.




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