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Screen Play Art Opening Party

May 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the MCA Teens for an exhibition opening from 6-8PM with free food and drinks!

MCA Denver’s Teen Program: Failure Lab worked closely with artist Shayna Cohn in an intensive eight-week workshop to create an installation that manifests the physicality of the digital image through a playful, humorous, and crude material interpretation.

The screen has captivated us with its luminous surface and imagined tactility. Fractured and incongruent imagery is recombined into an immersive environment where the gaze is shifted from the flatness of the screen to a curved and sensational scene. Transcending its boundaries as a moving image, the video becomes sculptural; it’s caught on shiny, slippery, and flickering surfaces, simulating the infinite yet shallow expanse of the screen.

Video content is appropriated from the public domain and then merged with content created uniquely by each Failure Lab teen. The ambiguous relationship between the found and created reflects the contemporary notion of consumption as authorship. Below the hyper-connected continuum of “sharing” is a deeply profound expression of community, style, and identity.

Free admission for youth under 18 (as always at the MCA); $5 after 5p for others

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1062450200484364


May 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Museum of Contemporary Art
1485 Delgany St
denver, CO 80202 United States
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