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Kevin Hanley: Threesixty

Vancouver BC Mar 19-Apr 23, 2005

Kevin Hanley - Threesixty
Kevin Hanley, Threesixty (2002), video installation [Artspeak, Vancouver, BC, Mar 19-Apr 23]

“Threesixty” is a life-size video installation developed from different camera footage. Using cameras set at four angles, Hanley shot a skateboarder doing a 360-degree turn. The edited video depicts the skateboarder as a still entity, suspended in action, while the room turns around him.

This piece, like Hanley’s other work, emerges from experiments with the elusive nature of perception. He makes visible the split-second gap between vision, when we use our eyes, and visual perception, when we mentally process what our eyes have observed. This gap reveals an absence of linearity. It argues for continuous mental reconstruction of the world around us, in much the same way that Hanley deconstructs it.

Hanley has a BFA from the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles and an MFA from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He has exhibited at the 50th Venice Bienale (2003), SITE Santa Fe (2003 and 1997) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2000). “Threesixty” is the first exhibit in a two-part series of sound and video installations at Artspeak.

Mia Johnson

 Fri, Feb 4, 2005