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Virocode: A Disappearance of the Source

Friday, October 21, 2011–Sunday, January 29, 2012

virocode (American, born 1966 and 1967). Source 1, 2011. Inkjet print, carbon, and beeswax, 40 x 27 inches (15.7 x 10.6 cm). Courtesy the artists.

On View in the Gallery for New Media in the 1962 Knox Building

Since 1987, virocode, has been exploring the intersection of science—in particular, evolutionary theory, biomedical technology, and physics—and popular culture through hybrid uses of video, photography, sculpture, and digital technology.

The artists’ work captures and reveals performative actions generated from the confluence of man-made technology—such as cameras and sound triggers—and natural forces. In their most recent series, “Evolving Moisture,” the artists explore science, motion, and time through the movement of gases and liquids, including the rapid and potentially explosive expansion of energy. These explorations are related to the human body through spectacular photographs and digital videos. The works touch on the ephemeral and invisible, using high-speed cameras to slow down time so that normally unseen moments are rendered pure and beautiful.

A Disappearance of the Source will feature new works related to the artists' “Evolving Moisture” series, including static photo-sculptures, video projections, and a new experimental strategy that uses micro-loops of video/digital photographs that shimmer within framed LCD screens.

Virocode is composed of the artist Andrea Mancuso and the medical researcher/clinician Peter D’Auria. The duo has exhibited work throughout the United States and in Europe, including at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Impakt Festival in The Netherlands. Locally, Mancuso and D’Auria have exhibited at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, CEPA Gallery, and Squeaky Wheel.

This exhibition is organized by Curator Heather Pesanti.

Admission to this exhibition is free on M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY.

Related Event

Members’ Preview and Reception
Thursday, October 20, 2011, 5–7 pm