Simon Boas: Body Parsing

August 7, 2013 - August 30, 2013
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Nisus Gallery is proud to present an installation of new video by Simon Boas. Body Parsing will only be available to view from outside the gallery (with the exception of 7-10pm on August 7th).

Artist Statement:

Certain parts of our bodies are often more visually familiar to others than to ourselves. We can see these parts in the mirror, feel them with our fingers, and freeze them in photographs. But they are fragments that only another can directly experience.

The images here are samples of those fragments. Up-close, out-of-context and randomly shuffled, they lose their association with the human body and move toward something closer to letterforms or landscape. ‘Body Parsing’ invites the viewer to simultaneously examine the body up close and at a distance. It explores the topography of the point where the familiar becomes the strange.

About the Artist:

Simon Boas works primarily with image sequences and computers, exploring their ability to represent memory. He received his BA in Journalism/Digital Media from the University of Oregon in 2010. He has written and produced multimedia projects for Oregon Public Broadcasting, Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, the Everett Daily Herald, KEZI.com, The Santiago Times, and FLUX Magazine.