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  [EXIT. Christopher Musgrave / Xopher Davidson]

Koje Medienturm, quartier21/MQ
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Mon-Sun 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Musgrave captures peripheral reflections from ephemeral light phenomena in their innate states to process them and reveal a more central attention. Xopher Davidson’s “Antimatter” generates a sonic scape complimenting the energy inherent in the interplay of light and shadows.

EXIT by Christopher Musgrave (San Francisco) exudes a visual reverence and calm presence that too often eludes digital-media artists in their frantic rush to exploit the onslaught of fleeting technologies. Using the digital process as a filmmaker would an optical printer, Musgrave’s remarkably organic approach retains
the integrity of the image in spite of EXIT’s visibly fractured and elusive space, and plumbs its depths where most can only isolate the surface.
Reminiscent of the “pure realms of phenomena” present in American experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky’s films, EXIT’s images pulse kaleidoscopic in lyrical abstraction amidst a shadowy gauze, as decadent golds, vivid fuchsias, and brilliant blues mutate into luscious purples, florid greens, and shimmering coral. By engaging with these “ephemeral peripheries” that flicker in the ebb and flow off sculpted light, Musgrave captures a prismatic view of a world implied, and much like Plato’s “allegory of the cave” to which the piece’s title alludes, he then sends us into the light.
Xopher Davidson ’s (San Francisco) mystical electronic drone serves to set the pace with its sonic stained-glass filter, reaching an aural epiphany amidst an explosion of color. Like a flash in the night…
(Christine Metropoulos)

As a limited artist´s contribution the video is released in the EDITION Medienturm.

Xopher Davidson (ANTIMATTER), Christopher Musgrave


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Christopher Musgrave, EXIT, 2007. video. Courtesy Edition Medienturm, Graz