Kansas City-based artist Barry Anderson created a new video work entitled Always Becoming Something (3), as the debut artist of the Salina Art Center’s New Media Project. This single-channel projected video featured a cross-section of the Salina community filmed in August 2008. Always Becoming Something (3) was part of a series of videos first begun during a residency at Light Work in Syracuse, NY, and involved art and drama students at Syracuse University. Within a constant loop, Anderson’s video was composed of multiple figures that slowly passed by in a constant, steady stream. His mesmerizing video allowed the viewer to observe each person’s psychological state evoking a sense of meditation and contemplative reflection on universal themes of identity and transformation.
Organized by the Salina Art Center. This exhibition was made possible in part by a grant from the U.S.Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Horizons Grants Program of the Salina Arts & Humanities Commission, City of Salina.
Barry Anderson still image from Always Becoming Something (3), 2009 Single-channel HD video Courtesy of the artist
ALWAYS BECOMING SOMETHING BARRY ANDERSON
March 6 through May 17, 2009