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"Blow Away", 2008, Andréa Stanislav

River to Infinity - The Vanishing Points: Blow Away, 2008, mirrored glass, wood, pyrotechnic explosion, 75’x75’x9’, (video - exhibited as a two channel video projection).

The sculpture was installed on the Bonneville Land Speedway and documented with an HD video three camera shoot, with a pyrotechnic explosion of the mirrored glass obelisk sculptures. The resulting mushroom cloud reached over 500’ in height. The Blow Away video was a two channel video element of the solo exhibition “River to Infinity — the Vanishing Points”, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2008.

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   River to Infinity - The     Vanishing     Points ,  2008, gallery I, two channel video projection, mixed media, sound, 30‘x60‘x20’, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN (entry installation view)  The viewer is invited to cross a mirrored river sculpture on glitter encrusted stepping stones. The river is a symmetrically mirrored surface on the floor and the ceiling above -- creating an infinite reflection. The audio element is audible only at the center of the river -- in the vantage point for viewing the two channel video projection of the video  Blow Away .

River to Infinity - The Vanishing Points, 2008, gallery I, two channel video projection, mixed media, sound, 30‘x60‘x20’, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN (entry installation view)

The viewer is invited to cross a mirrored river sculpture on glitter encrusted stepping stones. The river is a symmetrically mirrored surface on the floor and the ceiling above -- creating an infinite reflection. The audio element is audible only at the center of the river -- in the vantage point for viewing the two channel video projection of the video Blow Away.

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   River to Infinity - The     Vanishing     Points  , 2008, gallery 2, etched mirrored glass, cast polyurethane, diachronic rhinestones, mirrored acrylic, electric rotating platforms, steel, polyester fiber, 30‘ x 60’ x 8’  The gallery contains two spinning headless rhinestoned horse sculptures, with mirrored obelisk projections, two 8’ x 8’ mirror panels with an astrological chart of the United States and an identical chart with America’s provocations for war overlaid (remember the Maine, Gulf of Tonkin, WMD, etc.) on its mirrored surface. The charts are on opposite walls in the gallery, creating an infinitely reflecting vortex, a web of complicity.        Additionally, there are four 48‘ x 48’ mirrored panels with appropriated Edward S. Curtis images of Native Americans -- the panels are mounted so that the viewer’s face is superimposed over the face of the appropriated image -- reflecting the viewer.

River to Infinity - The Vanishing Points, 2008, gallery 2, etched mirrored glass, cast polyurethane, diachronic rhinestones, mirrored acrylic, electric rotating platforms, steel, polyester fiber, 30‘ x 60’ x 8’

The gallery contains two spinning headless rhinestoned horse sculptures, with mirrored obelisk projections, two 8’ x 8’ mirror panels with an astrological chart of the United States and an identical chart with America’s provocations for war overlaid (remember the Maine, Gulf of Tonkin, WMD, etc.) on its mirrored surface. The charts are on opposite walls in the gallery, creating an infinitely reflecting vortex, a web of complicity.

 

Additionally, there are four 48‘ x 48’ mirrored panels with appropriated Edward S. Curtis images of Native Americans -- the panels are mounted so that the viewer’s face is superimposed over the face of the appropriated image -- reflecting the viewer.

    River to Infinity – the Vanishing Points   , 2008, mixed media, 30  ‘     x 50  ’     x 8  ’  , The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN    Detail of mirrored surface looking across the gallery space showing an infinite reflection/vortex between the two-mirrored astrological charts.

 River to Infinity – the Vanishing Points, 2008, mixed media, 30 x 50 x 8, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Detail of mirrored surface looking across the gallery space showing an infinite reflection/vortex between the two-mirrored astrological charts.

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   River to Infinity - The Vanishing Points   , 2008, mixed media, 30  ‘     x 50  ’     x 8  ’  , The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.        Rotating sculptures -- the sculptures constantly spin at 2.5 rotations per minute.

River to Infinity - The Vanishing Points, 2008, mixed media, 30 x 50 x 8, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Rotating sculptures -- the sculptures constantly spin at 2.5 rotations per minute.

   River to Infinity – the Vanishing Points (Ghost Portrait, I-IV   ) 2008, etched mirrored glass, 48  ”     x 48  ”  , The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN    Mirrored panels with appropriated Edward E. Curtis images of Native Americans etched in each mirror -- the panels are mounted so that the viewer  ’  s face is superimposed over the face of the appropriated image -- reflecting the viewer.

River to Infinity – the Vanishing Points (Ghost Portrait, I-IV) 2008, etched mirrored glass, 48 x 48, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Mirrored panels with appropriated Edward E. Curtis images of Native Americans etched in each mirror -- the panels are mounted so that the viewers face is superimposed over the face of the appropriated image -- reflecting the viewer.

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