Robert Beatty, Suspended Passthrough
From the venue:
January 17, 2019 – March 3, 2019
Robert Beatty repurposes the tools of outmoded technology, creating hybridized drawings, videos, sculptures, music, and installations that blur sensory boundaries. In his visual world, the lines between the artificial and organic are almost completely eliminated, an effect that is both comforting and disquieting. In Suspended Passthrough, Beatty has filmed a manufactured landscape that he hand-crafted from concrete forms. Those forms are molded from blister packs—the plastic containers that hold many everyday products—and include packaging for batteries, phone chargers, and Trader Joe’s frozen garlic. For this site-specific work, Beatty employed film techniques from decades past, particularly those used in sci-fi programs from the 1970s and 80s.