Audrey Goldstein • USA
Dennis Simms • Germany
About their collaboration, Goldstein writes,
“How we meet,
connect and network are the central concerns of Point-to-Point.
The generation of empathetic responses between people forms
the basis of the work. The piece consists of a sculptural backpack
with a soundtrack and video projected onto the backpack’s surface.
Point-to-Point reflects Goldstein’s fascination with the full spectrum of
interpersonal relationships, from chance encounters and familial ties to
the disembodied and remote intimacy of the online world.
“Goldstein wore a backpack sculpture during her performance at the
2008 DUMBO Art Festival in New York. While greeting people walking
through the festival, she engaged in conversation with them and
collected their written signatures. A diagram was later made from the
data collected from the groups of individuals she met. This drawing
was then used in building the Here, There and Everywhere backpack.
The video projected on the backpack during the exhibition is of her
encounters from the DUMBO performance.
“Simms’ soundtrack is a compilation of found and generated sound. He
used his own connections with other musicians in Berlin’s music clubs
to cull sound for the piece. He integrated this found sound with street
sounds and that of a heartbeat to create a work that reflects the rhythm
of the walks Goldstein took during her performance.”
The Adams Gallery, Suffolk University Law School •
The Adams Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting works that deal with a
political or historical theme.