24 February 2013

Yooma Mayo and Pixels Sideways at Split Screen

Only a few days remain to visit the two February installations at Split Screen, curated by Dividni Shostakovich. The first, by Yooma Mayo and entitled Yes, Giovanni, continues unmistakably in the artist's tradition of constructing large, steampunkish animal-like structures. Here, two float over a shimmering lake of water with a train winding through. I'm not sure what to make of the juxtaposition, but the two creatures are beautifully rendered.

Pixels Sideway's Afterlife is by far the more interactive and complex installation, but I found it less engaging despite its many parts and pieces. A series of rooms contains, in the artist's words, "a journey through my imagination," and it's important that you spend some time interacting with many of the artworks to gain their full appreciation. Yes, Giovanni and Afterlife continue through February 28.

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