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"Time/Space, Gravity, and Light: Digital Art and Multimedia Installation"
2004-11-16 until 2005-02-27
Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA United States of America

Time/Space, Gravity, and Light, a new exhibition of digital art and multimedia installation organized by the Getty Research Institute, opens at the Skirball Cultural Center on November 16, 2004 and continues through February 27, 2005. Developed to complement the major exhibition Einstein-now on view at the Skirball through May 29, 2005-Time/Space, Gravity, and Light features award-winning contemporary art that employs science and technology to evoke a subjective, emotional response to the physical properties central to Albert Einstein's work.

On display will be Listening Post, by Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin, offering a real-time representation of global communication moving at the speed of light; Protrude, Flow, by Sachiko Kodama and Minako Takeno, an electromagnetic installation in which liquid seems to defy gravity; and several works by Jim Campbell, including three from his Ambiguous Icons series, which are meditations on our perceptions of light and time. Organized by Glenn Phillips, Research Associate and Consulting Curator of the Getty Research Institute's Department of Contemporary Programs and Research, Time/Space, Gravity, and Light coincides with the Getty Research Institute's 2004-2005 research theme of "Duration," which marks the 20th anniversary of the Getty's scholar program.

Lori Starr, Senior Vice President of the Skirball Cultural Center and Director of the Skirball Museum, remarked, "In organizing the landmark exhibition Einstein, it would have been inconceivable not to also investigate the lasting impact of Einstein's theories on art and culture today. We were pleased to turn to our friends at the Getty Research Institute, who are engaged in exciting scholarship this year examining the temporal dimension and experience of art, to celebrate the enduring relationship between the visual arts, science and technology. We believe that this exhibition, together with Einstein, will fascinate our visitors and generate new dialogue."

Thomas Crow, Director of the Getty Research Institute, added, "Einstein first determined that time and space are anything but fixed, and visual artists working today, along with their audiences, have looked beyond the ordinary dimensions of perception. The works in Time/Space, Gravity, and Light are striking examples of such innovative, experimental art, and we are delighted to bring them to Los Angeles in the context of the Skirball's presentation of Einstein."

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