Falling into the Sky
Mark Koven

December 2 - 30, 2010

Opening Reception: 5 - 8pm
First Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chosen from over 70 project submissions from across the US and beyond, PUNCH proudly presents an installation of new media works by North Carolina-based artist Mark Koven. Utilizing an inter-disciplinary and multi-media approach that includes science and sociology converged with sculpture, physical computing, film, photography, sound and performance, Koven encourages passive art consumers into becoming active participants.

For his exhibition at PUNCH, he takes inspiration from the life of the French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Falling into the Sky focuses on the "essential" as experienced through the merging of a child and adult's perspectives. Utilizing such materials as bubbles, sound, electronics and wind turbines, the work in the exhibition will also highlight Koven's fascination with the natural and manmade facets of flight. Included in the exhibition is an interactive piece titled Describe to me a Sheep. This work recalls the moment in Le Petit Prince when the main character of the book and the downed aviator first meet. As he approaches the pilot, he asks, "Draw me a Sheep." What follows in the book is a dialogue that speaks towards Ferdinand de Saussure's philosophy on Semiotics. As with their conversation, so happens with the voice recognition software in the piece, it listens but makes mistakes transcribing what is actually spoken.

Hours: Noon-5pm Thurs-Sat,
or by appointment.

Next Exhibition:

Bill Finger
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Mark Koven
Describe to me a Sheep
Detail, 2010, installation, 10' x 12' x 14'

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