Andrea Galvani “The End, a New Commission”

Art in General

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Art in General is pleased to present The End, a New Commission by Andrea Galvani in the 6th floor gallery.

Developed over two years of research conducted in the United States and Mexico, The End is a cross-disciplinary trilogy of multimedia works. Art in General will present a unique stage of this project – a multichannel, synchronized video installation documenting one collective action. The End is an homage to the heliocentric model of our solar system championed by Galileo Galilei, father of modern cosmology.

Over the course of months, Andrea Galvani coordinated with local camera operators to film the sunrise along the eastern coastlines of five different Central American countries. On January 8, the anniversary of Galileo’s death in 1642, the event was filmed in over 30 different locations simultaneously. In the resulting installation, the horizon line where the sky meets the sea becomes continuous and seemingly infinite, extending our perceptions of time and space. Concurrently, the simultaneous temporal actions are made distinguishable by discrepancies in atmospheric conditions, the sensitivity of 16mm film, and the movements of each hand held camera. The resulting installation juxtaposes a multiplicity of subjective perspectives, expanding the horizon into a unified visual field.

The End challenges the idea of boundaries as points of separation, instead suggesting points of contact. Boundaries change position, accumulate power, produce energy. They define topologies and conditions of differential equations in mathematics; they govern the laws of thermodynamics. Boundaries can be political, geographical, or psychological territories. Horizons are the perimeters of perception, both sensitive and cognitive. With The End, Galvani seeks to extend our experience of the horizon’s spatial and temporal limits, articulating their physical and conceptual elasticity.

Geological time began with the first sunrise: a recurring event representing the primordial chronography of our planet’s movement around the sun. We are part of this continuum for a brief moment, a single oscillation in the pendulum of cosmic existence. The End presents the opportunity to witness the sunrise ad infinitum.



from May 16, 2015 to June 27, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-05-16 from 18:00 to 20:00
Performances: Saturday, May 16, 6:30pm & 7:30pm


Andrea Galvani

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