Voice Choices

LIFE IS A BLUR

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be in a mosh pit? Ever wonder what it’s like to be in a mosh pit sober? Artist Jeremy Shaw is giving us a particularly disorienting take on this phenomenon with his latest work, “Best Minds.” The three-channel-large video installation features slowed-down low-res footage of the sober crowd at a straight-edge punk show. However, as the punks slowly move around you to an original score that quotes avant-garde composer William Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops (sound recordings of deteriorating tape reels), you might start feeling like you’ve had a couple of drinks. Shaw’s aim is to immerse the viewer in this underground world so that he or she “becomes not only an observer but also a mesmerized participant.”

Mon., Oct. 10, 10 a.m., 2011

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