Bill Shannon "Once Upons"

The LAB Gallery

poster for Bill Shannon "Once Upons"

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"Once Upons" merges contemporary urbanity and fairytale archetypes in a retro-future-tech sculptural video installation and performance hybrid. The installation consists of sixteen channels of video that are all depicting a different angle of a single performance. The choreography and camera angles of the performance are all designed specific to the spatial dynamics of a metal, rubber and holo-screen projection surface sculpture. While the performances are pre-recorded and looped for the installation, they will also be mixed, for a limited number of public appearances, with live performances to a live camera array in real-time.

Bill Shannon received his BFA in 1995 from The Art Institute of Chicago. In 1996 he moved to NYC and immersed himself in the art, dance and skate cultures of Brooklyn and Manhattan while expanding his performance work to multimedia video installations, group choreography and the theater arts. Over the past two decades Shannon’s work been presented at Sydney Opera House, Tate Liverpool, NYC Town Hall, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Kiasma Museum and Hirshhorn Museum. Shannon has been honored with a Newhouse Foundation Award a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Art Award among others. In 2005 Shannon moved his family back to his childhood home of Pittsburgh Pa. to participate in his extended families urban farming project, Wild Red’s Urban Farm and continues to perform publicly on a project by project basis.



from November 02, 2012 to November 30, 2012


Bill Shannon

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