The Light Fantastic

The RiNo art-studio community Wazee Union is a little like the proverbial beehive of activity all the time, with art being made in its studio cells and artists communing in its labyrinthine hallways day and night. But tonight’s Second Saturday building takeover, Rock Paper Projector, will raise the buzz to a deafening roar with psychedelic visuals, animation and digital projections. Devised by artists Thomas Scharfenberg and Kevin Daviet and programmer M. Vincent Miller, the event will also include work by twenty or more participating artists and live music by the Doubters and EVS.

Scharfenberg explains that he represents the “Rock” by providing objects and surfaces for the installation, Daviet is the “Paper” via his drawings and animations, and Miller, as the digital programmer, is the “Projector,” although some crossover will occur. “And just like Rock Paper Scissors,” he adds, “one always counterbalances the other....

“This will be an experimental art show that challenges and breaks routine art gallery viewing/interacting practices,” Scharfenberg continues. “The unique features and eccentricities already existing in the well-used warehouse space render it anything but a clean white box; it is a reworking space, suited for experimenting. We aim to juxtapose, embrace, complement, work with these elements — maze-like lower-level cubicle areas and the upper, open mechanical areas, broken bricks, dust and dirt, random wires, cables and beams — and feature our unique items in unique locations and scenarios throughout the building.” It might sound complicated on paper, but we call this light show gone awry a good attempt to blow the minds of all who walk through it.

Experience Rock Paper Projector from 6 to 11 p.m. at Wazee Union, 3501 Wazee Street off Brighton Boulevard; admission is free. Visit the Facebook event page for details.
Sat., Nov. 10, 6-11 p.m., 2012

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