Collaborative new media installation

Erik Sanner & K Staelin
June 2009
Dutch Kills Gallery, Long Island City, NY

Stranding Memory is a collaboration between Erik Sanner and K Staelin, two artists who grew up in the same town yet first met in New York City while living around the corner from one another. Stranding Memory uses the structure of the double helix to explore our movement through time and the falling away of events and memories. Captured within a translucent plastic membrane, fog falls, forming one strand of the helix. Images of people are projected onto this fog. In contrast to the people in the rising strand, video and animated pictures of discrete events in the artists' personal lives is projected onto fog-filled basins forming the second strand. On the journey, portions of the images blur while other portions become more focused and delineated. Some memories become intertwined; all are lost.

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