Krzysztof Wodiczko "...OUT OF HERE: The Veterans Project"

Galerie Lelong

poster for Krzysztof Wodiczko "...OUT OF HERE: The Veterans Project"

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In Krzysztof Wodiczko's newest multimedia installation, ...OUT OF HERE: The Veterans Project, viewers experience a visual and aural narrative conveying the complex psychological and emotional impact that combat has on both military personnel and civilians. Based on interviews and encounters with veterans and civilians from Iraq and Afghanistan, "...OUT OF HERE" places the viewer inside the conflict but just out of harm's way, illustrating the horrors of war while calling attention to the fact that only those who directly experience war can truly understand its effects. ...OUT OF HERE: The Veterans Project is Wodiczko's fourth solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong.
As viewers of ...OUT OF HERE, we enter a darkened gallery space, with the only source of light being projections of horizontal windows along the perimeter towards the ceiling. We are inside looking out into the sky, and soon events unfold outside below our view. Innocuous sounds of daily life--a child bouncing his ball, women calling to each other, a truck stopping and unloading--are interrupted by sounds of gunfire and active combat. In a moment, our sense of distance and security is suspended; the distinction between observer and participant is breached. We cannot see the events occurring or the people's faces-we perceive only a palpable level of fear, disorder, and panic.
[Image: Installation view: Krzysztof Wodiczko "...OUT OF HERE: The Veterans Project" ICA Boston, MA, 2009]



from February 12, 2011 to March 19, 2011

Reception For The Artist on 2011-02-11 from 18:00 to 20:00

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