Even the most banal moving images have a powerful, almost irresistible pull on the human eye. When artists focus on this quality, the results can be mesmerizing. Experience it tonight when Rubric Video presents Hypnosis, an evening of experimental video works. In Gibson+Recoder's Untitled, minimalist patterns slowly morph in striking ways. Thorsten Fleisch's Energie animates images of electrical impulses captured on photosensitive paper, while Mike Olenik's Psycho superimposes Hitchcock's classic with its recent remake.
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"I think that the overarching thematic framework that connects all of those pieces is an experience that is primarily an optic one," says Noah Manos, co-curator of Rubric Video. "And each piece engages with that in a very unique and specific way. It's an opportunity to see great stuff that you might not see anywhere else."
It happens at 7 p.m. at Plus Gallery, 2350 Lawrence Street. Call 303-296-0927 or visit www.rubricvideo.com for information.
Fri., May 23, 7 p.m., 2008