Situation Range at LegalArt: Time-Defying, Tree-Humping Brew Lovers Unite
|Photos by Gabriella Joa Sanchez|
|"Eclipsed" by A.G. Viva.|
Visual oddities of every proportion were on display at the "Situation Range" exhibit curated by Southernmost Situations and hosted by LegalArt last Friday.
The one-night-only exhibition set out to offer a glimpse at the current landscape of video-based art in Miami. The event attracted guests with the promise of ocular gratification and sponsored booze, and it delivered.
|Beverages provided by Peroni, Little Black Dress Vodka, and Perrier.|
|"Some Song," a video-based sculpture by Jordan Marty.|
"The idea behind the app is it takes moments in time and starts to collage them together so that multiple moments get squeezed into one. It's about the idea of timelessness and living in the moment," Römer said.
There were definitely a few people living in that moment, particularly one special go-go dancer who put the moves on the recently deceased "Senator" tree.
|Go-Go wood lovin' on Hannes Bend's piece, "Essence."|
In the grander scheme of things, German artist Hannes Bend turned the ridiculous tragedy into his masterful installation "Essence," where he uses a piece of the tree in his work to reference the recent video gone viral "tree-hugger" from last Ultra Music Festival.
The psychedelic weirdness continued just outside of the gallery at the Corner, conveniently located adjacent to the main exhibit.
|The Corner channeling speakeasy vibes.|
|"We Want Beer" by Clifton Childree.|
His message, "We Want Beer," spelled out in pretzels adorning the frame, coaxed guests to drink up and enjoy the evening.
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