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Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Vriti

An immersive light/sound installation
by Joel S. Kollin

April 17 - May 29, 2009

Gallery Opening: Friday, April 17, 7pm
Artist Talk: Friday, May 1, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 - 5



Click the play button above to listen to Joel Kollin talk about VRITI. Click here to download the interview.

Vriti
the Sanskrit word refers to the vortex or oscillations of the mind that lead to separation from Reality, Nature, or God. We constantly construct a false relationship with Reality; a separation from the world around us, being led blindly by the narration of our own thoughts. Thus, we ironically separate ourselves from the world by the same mental processes we use to engage with it.

Vriti the installation by Joel S. Kollin incorporates the audience as participants in an evolving complex feedback loop of light, sound, movement, and space as a metaphor of this: we cannot separate ourselves from our perceptions, and the action of perception inevitably has consequences that we can never be fully aware of.

Jack Straw Productions gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, PONCHO, ArtsFund, Seattle Foundation, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.

Additional support for Vriti comes from the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington (DXARTS) and Mackie.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Events

Friday, April 17, 7pm
Gallery Opening
Joel S. Kollin: Vriti

Friday, May 1, 7pm
Artist Talk
Joel S. Kollin: Vriti

Recent exhibitions

Still Point (December 5, 2008 - February 12, 2009) by Heather Dew Oaksen
Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas (September 12-November 21, 2008) by Byron Au Yong & Randy Moss
Resonances (April 4-June 20, 2008) by Dorsey Dunn
Wires (January 31-March 28, 2008) by Jason Kahn

About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.





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