January 31 - March 2, 2007
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council ( http://www.lmcc.net/ ) resident artist Lishan Chang ( http://www.changlishan.com/ ) has been invited to exhibit at the Gallery Korea. Entitled New Land, the show opens on January 31 and is co-sponsored by the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan.
Occupying the entire gallery, Chang's installation uses fluorescent knitting yarns, black lights, and video projection to create a gallery-going experience that is at once warm and inviting, playful and surreal.
As visitors enter the exhibit, their clothes will immediately interact with the black lights and the fluorescent surrounding. In other words, they will become part of the show: as floating bodies in a tangerine-colored landscape. The result is a visual experience that borders on the sensual.
And not just the sensual, but the musical as well. For the fluorescent cotton yarns also serve as musical staffs before the video screen, dividing it into five--much like the five horizontal lines on a score.
Made in collaboration with composer Chialing Lai, the video projection thus "notates" the entire installation, providing an inaudible musical accompaniment which the visitors can only "hear" in their own minds: via the images they see on the screen and the movements they make in the gallery.
New Land runs from 31 January to 2 March 2007 at the Gallery Korean. The address is 460 Park Avenue (at 57th Street), 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022. For further information, please call 1212-759-9550 or visit http://www.koreanculture.org/.The gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.