An exhibition organized by Sean Stoops
December 9 – March 2, 2012
International House Video Lounge
3701 Chestnut Street, first floor, Philadelphia, PA
Opening reception: Wednesday December 14, 2011, 6 – 7:30 pm
InLiquid presents Murals Set in Motion, a video-based exhibition organized by Sean Stoops in collaboration with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program at the International House Video Lounge. The exhibition will be on view from December 9, 2011 through March 2, 2012. There will be a reception for the artists on Wednesday December 14, 2011 from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Murals Set in Motion is an exhibition of video works and visual art in relation to recent mural projects in Philadelphia and other cities, specifically exploring the cinematic possibilities of the mural-making process. Curator Sean Stoops structures the tone of the show with his stop-motion digital shorts, Cosmic Terrarium and Muralmorphosis (2009-10), that both featuring improvisational mural “happenings”. The films flow through a succession of patterns and graphics, literally painted over themselves in repetitive transformation. Bright colors and imaginative forms cascade over once dead space. Stoops camera leads our eye through seemingly endless progressions, never short of optimism, humor, and spirit. These time-lapse videos embody the powerful yet fleeting life of street art that consistently alters the landscape of our city.
Gathering a dynamic set of works from local and international artists similarly engaged with this visual metamorphosis, Sean Stoops brings us a true series of Murals Set in Motion.
Sean Stoops is an independent curator and new media artist based in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has created more than 3,000 murals since 1984, educating thousands of Philadelphia kids and hiring hundreds of artists each year.
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