Ursula Scherrer, afloat

Thursday, February 19
6-10pm, Suggested donation $8-15

The artist Ursula Scherrer presents an extended form installation event for one night only featuring a near-holographic, animated, multiple projection video environment and a live soundtrack performed by percussionist Brian Chase (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs) and bassist Kato Hideki (of the Tokyo and New York noise scenes). The event is a steady-state, durational, evolution of time, space, light, and sound and visitors are invited to attend any portion of the four-hour event: linger, come and go, or absorb it all.

Ursula Scherrer is a Swiss artist living in New York City. Her work has been shown in festivals, galleries and museums internationally. Her aesthetic training began with dance, transitioned to choreography and expanded to photography, video, text and mixed media.

The poetic quality of Scherrer’s video work is one of moving paintings, drawing the viewer into the images. She transforms spaces and landscapes into serene, abstract portraits of rhythm, color and light – inner landscapes in the outside world where the images have less to do with what we see then with the feeling they leave

Scherrer has worked with the composers/musicians Shelley Hirsch, Michelle Nagai, Brian Chase, John Duncan, Kato Hideki, Flo Kaufmann, David Watson, Michael J. Schumacher, Valerio Tricoli among others, in the creation of video and sound installations, live performances and single-channel videos. She has collaborated with the choreographers Liz Gerring, Sally Silvers and Susanne Braun as well as the light artist Kurt Laurenz Theinert. Together with Katherine Liberovskaya, Scherrer organizes OptoSonic Tea, a series dedicated to the convergence of live visuals to live sounds.

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