When the eblast went out about this Sunday’s service–Sunday, March 26th at 11:30 at Dixon Place–I immediately got an email back from a friend saying he knew a guy who had made these amazing videos of people and their tattoos. The theme is SKIN, see? We already had our featured visual artist for the event–the wonderful Gwen Shockey–but, I was so excited and feeling greedy so I reached out to the guy–Bo Gehring is his name. Bo has got these videos running–they’re video portraits– in a show in NYC right now and they’re stunning. He agreed to let us screen one of them so we’re going to show it as the house is opening. I’m thrilled at the creative bounty of our ever expanding community. And, delighted that Bo has agreed to let us screen his work. Join us this Sunday for SKIN.
Here’s Bo’s bio:
Bo Gehring’s background includes computer animation, 3D audio, and sculpture. For several years he has transformed tiny clips of music by Thelonious Monk and others into complex 3D sculptures in polished stainless steel, machined foam, and other materials. The largest of these to date is the 160′ Monk Wall commissioned by the Katonah Museum of Art. About a year ago. Gehring began creating abstract video animations and now has adapted those techniques to make live portraits set to music by “flying” a video camera with a computer-controlled milling machine.