Art Event Invite for March 18: Video Artists Ali Hossaini & SWEATSHOPPE Open Immersive 3D Video Installation

Ise Cultural Foundation
555 Broadway
March 18 – April 22, 2010

NEW YORK- The Ise Cultural Foundation is pleased to present Ouroboros: The History of the Universe, an immersive 3D video installation that tells the story of cosmic evolution through 30,000 animated images. Presented as a layered collage across two widescreen triptychs, the brightly colored images flow through a black holographic space, following history from the Big Bang to the present day. The artwork draws on Hossaini’s investigations into the psychology of vision, representing a stage in his effort to develop a post-literate communications medium.

Visitors will be given 3D glasses to view 90 feet of floor-to-ceiling video, holographic prints, and a kinetic light sculpture that creates a richly detailed atmosphere for contemplation. Original sound compositions have been produced by the artists. Program is curated by Kóan Jeff Baysa.

Additional resources

Ali Hossaini’s productions have been exhibited in venues such as the Lincoln Center, the American Museum of the Moving Image, Anthology Film Archives and the Montreal Festival of Film on Art. He holds a doctorate in philosophy, and he serves as an advisor to Anthology Film Archives, White Box, the Water Mill Center for the Arts, and the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology. He has video exhibitions forthcoming at Galapagos on April 2 and New York City Opera on April 27.

Sweatshoppe is a multimedia performance collaboration between Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw that works at the intersection of art, music and technology. The duo met in Nepal where they discovered mutual interests in art and technology. Drawing on Shaw’s computer programming skills and Levy’s training in photography, painting and design, Sweatshoppe develops its own software tools to construct immersive environments.

Exhibition opening March 18, 6 – 8 pm at the Ise Cultural Foundation, 555 Broadway at Prince St.

Following the opening the artists will hold a video block party to benefit White Box Gallery. 8 pm – 2 am at White Box Gallery, 329 Broome Street.

For more information Sal Cataldi, Cataldi PR, 212-244-9797/516-236-3817, or Jacky Agudelo, Cataldi PR, 212-244-9797/305-984-0023,

Jacky Agudelo
Cataldi Public Relations
143 West 29th St. # 904
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 244-9797
Cell-phone: (305) 984-0023
Fax: (212) 244-0098


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