New Monsters / Video Installation
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New Monsters / Video Installation

The video art installation An Instrument for the Measure of Absence, which I conceived and created for Temporary Distortion in 2009 during my artist residency at Harvestworks Digital Media Center, will be visiting Seoul, Korea this fall as part of the continuing tour of Maison Des Arts de Creteil’s New Monsters exhibition. If you happen to be in that part of the world, I strongly urge you to make a stop in at the exhibition, if you haven’t yet see the amazing collection of works. More information on the exhibition website here. Here’s an interview of me in 2009 explaining the complexities of the installation.

An Instrument For The Measure Of Absence
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An Instrument For The Measure Of Absence

2009-2011 | Interactive Video Installation (7.1 Surround)

Addressing issues of loss, isolation and loneliness, spectators willingly enclose themselves in an ominous closet-like rectangular box. Alone in the dark, whispering voices invite the viewer to undergo the voyeuristic experience of peering through a small hole in the back wall of the box, where they experience measurements of emptiness, unreality and the void. The installation is presented inside a claustrophobic box structure. The work is based on Americana Kamikaze, a hybrid theater/cinema performance which premiered at Performance Space 122 in October 2009.

Nouveaux Monstres Exhibition Website

created by William Cusick & Kenneth Collins
co-produced by Temporary Distortion, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center (NYC), Arcadi (Paris), Maison des Arts de Creteil (Paris), and Le Manege (Maubeuge)

NYC Opening:
Harvestworks, 596 Broadway — Feb 13, 2009
Video Interview with William Cusick at Harvestworks NYC

Presented in France:
LILLE 3000, Lille — Sept 18 – Nov 8, 2009
EXIT Festival, Paris — March 24 – April 5, 2009
VIA Festival, Maubeuge — March 12-20, 2009
Theatre Agora, France — April 9 – May 20, 2010
Saint Nazaire, France — June 17 – Aug 15, 2010
Toulouse, France — Feb 25 – March 10, 2011
Seoul, Korea — Oct 11, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015