Inherited Memories fuses the aesthetics of painting with the illusion of movement through modulating space. The imagery alludes to real places, but the spatial tension comes from an abstract painter's play of color contrasts and decorative patterns. This work is a continuation of my interest in documenting our cultural past, including those memories of places and times that are beyond our personal experiences. It is a journey into the world of my grandparents and great-grandparents in Jewish Eastern Europe. Based on photographs from Prague, Warsaw, and Krakow, it represents the remembering of places that I never knew and that were seldom discussed, but which are a part of my cultural legacy nonetheless.

 

Inherited Memories was partially produced by Cynthia Beth Rubin while artist in residence at Duncan of Jordanstone, at the University of Dundee, Scotland. It was completed thanks to the Graphics group at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

 

MUSIC:

Bob Gluck is a composer and performer of electronic music, often with interactive interfaces. His works often draw upon sound artifacts from Jewish culture. His recordings include Stories Heard and Retold (1998), Electric Songs (2003) and Electric Brew (2007). He studied piano at The Juilliard School of Music (with Regina Rubinoff) and electronic composition at the Crane School of Music (with Donald Funes) and at The (SUNY) University at Albany (with Joel Chadabe). He is now director of the electronic music studio at U Albany.

 

Version français:

Inherited Memories  est basée sur la fusion de l'esthétique de la peinture avec l'illusion du mouvement de l'espace en modulation. Les images fait référence aux endroits existants, mais la tension spatiale vient du jeu de la peintre abstrait: des contrastes de couleur et des configurations décoratives. Ce travail est la suite de mon intérêt en documentant notre passé culturel, y compris les mémoires des endroits et des périodes qui sont au-delà de nos expériences personnelles. Il est un voyage au monde de mes grands-parents et grand-parents-arrieres en communautés juives d'Europe de l'Est. Basé sur des photos de Prague, de Varsovie, et de Krakow, il représente des endroits que je n'ai jamais connus et c'ont été rarement discutées, mais qui fait néanmoins une partie de mon legs culturel.

 

Inherited Memories  a été partiellement développé pendant un séjour d'artiste en résidence, à Duncan de Jordanstone, de l'université de Dundee, et était réalisé grâce au Brown University Computer Graphics Group.

 

Selected Screenings:

2007 E2T, curated by Linda Griggs, Lotus Bar New York NY 2006 Jewish Animation at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2001 Glasgow Festival (as part of CADE), Glasgow UK

 

High Falls Film Festival, Rochester NY

2000 VideoUS - New American Art Video,curated (Helén Ingmari Vigil) Stockholm Sweden 1998 Ritual Acts, curated (George Fifield) DeCordoba Museum, Lincoln MA

 

Convergence Film Festival,Providence RI

New York State Conference on New Technology

 

1997 SIGGRAPH animation festival, Los Angeles CA

 

Reviews, Published Images, Compilations
1997 SIGGRAPH video Review

1998 animation stills, The Computer in the Visual Arts Anne Morgan Spalter

Cynthia Beth Rubin   ©2017