Dual Singularity / UCP Project Space (21 E. 12th St.)

Organization Charlotte Street Foundation
Hours Wednesday, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 05:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 06:00pm


Opening starts at January 21,2011 06:00pm
Opening ends at January 21,2011 09:00pm
Address 1000 W. 25th St., Kansas City, MO, United States
Phone 816 221 5115
Website http://www.charlottestreet.org/
Start January 21, 2011
End March 5, 2011
Closed Sunday - Tuesday

Dual Singularity, a multimedia installation of new work by Brandon Barr and Justin Rulo-Sabe at UCP Project Space from 6-9pm.  The opening will feature a release of Dual Singularity helium balloons and artists' remarks at 6:30 pm.

With Dual Singularity, emerging artists Justin Rulo-Sabe and Brandon Barr seek to interpret patterns of information embedded in natural phenomena, and to use digital media to translate that information into new languages and ways of seeing. 

"Singularity occurs when a value approaches infinity or becomes undefined," says Rulo-Sabe, "This body of work demonstrates a way of looking at information as values to be transformed and recombined, until the ways of seeing the information become variable and multifarious enough to suggest near-infinite possibility."

For Brandon Barr, water has become the constant variable used in his work to explore ontological states or phenomena. "Taking up 70% of the earth's surface and 60% of teh human body, water is an element that innately connects all life," he writes.  "Whether it's through ritual or a pure physical need, its presence gives a sense of continuity, wholeness, being and singularity." Exploring this natural element through the use of digital media, Barr considers how the opposing or inter-relationship of these two variables might yield a further evolved or exaptive “ultimate object.”

Whether modifying a sound based on the atmospheric qualities of the gallery, compiling data entries from Internet users to form a representation of encyclopedic truth, or generating algorithms for exploration via a robotic vacuum's cleaning patterns, Justin Rulo-Sabe uses natural phenomena as determinate patterns in his work as it allows for escape from the confines of premeditation. In this show, he presents a survey of new writings, drawings and prints --the results of recent material and thought experiments.

Events in conjunction with the exhibition (departing from Project Space):

January 30, 1pm: First Algorithmic Walk led by Justin Rulo-Sabe
February 25, 12pm: Second Algorithmic Walk
March 5 & 12, 12pm: Third Algorithmic Walk

Brandon Barr received his B.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009. He is a currently based in Kansas City and ia Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio Resident at the Town Pavilion studios. Barr received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts to support his work for this exhibition.
Justin Rulo-Sabe graduated with a B.F.A. in Art History and Interdisciplinary Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in May 2010. His is currently living and working in St. Louis, and plans to continue his education and professional career by pursuing a responsive, humane, and ecologically sound practice in the field of architectural design.

Urban Culture Project is an initiative of the Charlotte Street Foundation, an organization dedicated to making Kansas City a place where artists and art thrive. Urban Culture Project creates new opportunities for artists of all disciplines and contributes to urban revitalization by transforming spaces in downtown Kansas City into new venues for multi-disciplinary contemporary arts programming. For more information, visit www.charlottestreet.org.

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