Jacob Kassay, Footage, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, Nov 9 – Dec 20, 2019

Jacob Kassay’s new works are made up of oriented strand board (OSB), an engineered wood similar to particle board. Here, flakes closest to the surface are photographed and reprinted atop the subject/substrate, and stand in for pixelated image data;  the actual and the depicted are collapsed onto a single stratum that compresses source and secondary information into a kind of schism. The effect of this attenuated rendering mimics the way we process virtual spaces where frames per second and point of view are simultaneously explored by both gamers and characters in the game itself.

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY-14202 | USA

Further information: https://hallwalls.org

Image: Exhibition poster by © Jacob Kassay.