In Conversation: META (quad 4.0 audio piece), The Four Horseman (4 channel video piece), Untitled Activity (single channel video piece).
For this residency Richard Garet shows 3 new works currently in progress. The three pieces will coexist in conversation with one another, within the same environment, and collectively establishing an intertwined reception of the work.
The installation is on view at limited times and by appointment through Feb. 5, 2013.
Richard Garet interweaves various media including moving image, sound, multimedia performance, and photography. In work ranging from modified environments to site specific installations to audiovisual screening works, Garet constructs intimate spaces and immersive situations that draw attention to the processes of perception and cognition, and which activate sensorial, physical, psychological phenomena that reflect on the nature and experience of time.
Garet's pieces, whether conceptual in origin or stemming from his investigation of complex systems and algorithmic translations, are informed by the background noise established by mass media culture and the collective arena that surrounds him. Garet’s reductive process seeks to invert the normative function of this background noise, drawing it up from subliminal status to an active presence. He finds further inspiration from material interactions that incorporate problems of context, technology, defunctionalization, commodity, and environment.
Richard Garet holds an MFA from Bard College. Award and Grants include the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, the Jerome Foundation Residency Grant through Issue Project Room, and the New York State Council on the Arts Grant through Lehman College. He completed a three-month artist residency at Issue Project Room, NYC in 2010, and in 2006 was artist in residence at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Scottsdale, Arizona. Recent exhibitions and performances include EAC: Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay; Fine Arts Museum of Montreal; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain; Art Museum of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and el Museo del Barrio, NYC. His sonic constructions have been published through sound art labels such as 23five, And-Oar, Non Visual Objects, Winds Measure Recordings, Unframed Recordings, Con-V, Leerraum, White_Line Editions, OBS, and Contour Editions.
The Clocktower projects of Richard Garet are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and mediaThe Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.