Ernie Gehr: Carnival of Shadows

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Ernie Gehr’s large-scale, six-screen video installation CARNIVAL OF SHADOWS is simultaneously a reflection on early animation and genre cinema, a playful exercise in moving-image graphics, and an extension of the artists' interest in the abstraction, texture, and rhythms of visual material. Its source is an early-20th-century shadowgraph toy, which used “paper print films" in the form of sequential silhouette drawings that were brought to life as they passed before a stroboscopic screen. Gehr’s silent, digital video adaptation transforms six original paper subjects, all issued in France c. 1900–05: At the Circus, Carnival in Nice, John Selby’s Tour of the World, Street Scenes, and Gulliver’s Travels. Commissioned by the Department of Film as a complement to the artist’s 2007 "pre-cinema" work Panoramas of the Moving Image, this installation is the world premiere of CARNIVAL OF SHADOWS. Also on view are 39 of the original paper prints, along with new photographs by Gehr. The exhibition is accompanied by a Modern Mondays evening with Gehr, and other special film and slide programs.

MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
NY 10019-5 New York
United states
(212) 708-9400
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1613

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Modern, Film,

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Ernie Gehr: Carnival of Shadows MoMA - Museum of Modern Art Main address: MoMA - Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street NY 10019-5 New York, United states MoMA - Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street NY 10019-5 New York, United states Ernie Gehr’s large-scale, six-screen video installation CARNIVAL OF SHADOWS is simultaneously a reflection on early animation and genre cinema, a playful exercise in moving-image graphics, and an extension of the artists' interest in the abstraction, texture, and rhythms of visual material. Its source is an early-20th-century shadowgraph toy, which used “paper print films" in the form of sequential silhouette drawings that were brought to life as they passed before a stroboscopic screen. Gehr’s silent, digital video adaptation transforms six original paper subjects, all issued in France c. 1900–05: At the Circus, Carnival in Nice, John Selby’s Tour of the World, Street Scenes, and Gulliver’s Travels. Commissioned by the Department of Film as a complement to the artist’s 2007 "pre-cinema" work Panoramas of the Moving Image, this installation is the world premiere of CARNIVAL OF SHADOWS. Also on view are 39 of the original paper prints, along with new photographs by Gehr. The exhibition is accompanied by a Modern Mondays evening with Gehr, and other special film and slide programs. Book tickets