DEREK LARSON: TRANCE
CURATED BY MIRANDA LASH
In his practice Larson combines digital media with painting, lights, motors, and projected animations on freestanding screens. For his first solo show in Memphis, Larson is presenting five video projections: three from his series entitled Tantric Wealth from 2012, and two artworks from his most recent body of paintings that include elements of video. Through this constellation of artworks Larson addresses how technology has changed our ways of seeing. Are our ever-present screens and videos luring us into an extended state of passive hypnosis, or perhaps more optimistically, do they allow a more expansive mode of learning, contemplation, and meditation?
Music "Candlepower" by Chris Zabriskie
Available on the Free Music Archive freemusicarchive.org
Under CC BY license creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Shot & Edited by Justin Elliott Thompson