PRISMISMS

2018

at Roman Susan, Chicago, IL. April 14-  May 5


 

Walking into Roman Susan, it is hard not to look askance. The walls ask you oblique questions. The whole place is a wedge that you are wedged into: the corner of a building that is a large triangular prism interrupting the city’s block-logic.

 

This installation project -isms the prism to see just how the colors, axioms, molecules, and categories scatter forth. Reflection on refractions of light and genealogy, music and materiality.
 

>>> GALLERY VIEWS         floorplan guide

angles of incidence: refraction
angles of incidence: diffraction
angles of incidence: transmission
prismisms_axiomatic_detail_7

>>> SCATTERINGS  (photographs features within the exhibition)

the observation

the observation

rainbow

rainbow

ROYGBIV

ROYGBIV

geometries

geometries

one point perspective

one point perspective

embryo (by S)

embryo (by S)

prisming

prisming

the experiment

the experiment

embodied theories

embodied theories

geologies

geologies

photograph 51 (Rosalind Franklin)

photograph 51 (Rosalind Franklin)

Color Wheels (Goethe & Yang)

Color Wheels (Goethe & Yang)

connectome (by S)

connectome (by S)

P R I S M  

from Ancient Greek prisma: "something sawed"  prizein: "to saw, to be cut in pieces." 

 - 1 -

A solid geometric figure whose two ends are similar, equal,  & parallel rectilinear figures, with sides as parallelograms.

 

   - 2 -  

A glass or other transparent object in the form of a prism,especially one that is triangular with refracting surfaces  that separate white

      light into a spectrum of colors.

 

  - 3 -  

Used to refer to the clarification or distortion afforded by a particular viewpoint.

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Three notions of prism bring their own -isms:

one fills space geometrically,

the other splits light incrementally,

and the last warps the weft of subjectivity.

 

Let us -ism the prism -

axiomatic

erratic

chromatic  

red, yellow, blue

shape, bias, hue...

                                                                                                     sound, color, view.

the observation