Saturday, August 2nd to Saturday, October 4th, 2008
Iowa-based artists Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer present a dynamic installation entitled Cinema City. Throughout Paragraph Gallery, the artists are creating an evolving miniature city assembled from video projections, paper buildings, and found materials. A model train, equipped with a live-feed wireless video camera, runs throughout the constructed city, allowing visitors to experience the installation “cinematically” in the adjacent Project Space.
Cinema City is inspired by urban landscapes that no longer exist, that in essence, exist only through their photographic and cinematic documentation. Further, building upon the mission of Urban Culture Project to revive Kansas City’s downtown through arts and culture, and playing upon the architecture of Paragraph gallery, the installation is viewable “through the storefront,” harking back to a time when the storefront display was a common site in vibrant American downtowns. Boyer and Nordman will integrate these images into Cinema City during Saturday visits. A post-exhibition documentation catalog will be designed and self-published by the artists.
For photos of the event, check out our flickr.