Comfort Station presents
Kelly Kaczynski: Here On The Way There
May 4-26, 2013
Opening: Saturday, May 4, 6-8p
Open hours: Sundays 12-3p
Organized by Michael Green
The green screen is an infinite “site” on an infinite scale in an intimate production. Comfort Station was built as a rest stop for a journey on the way “there”.
This project is a set of propositions.
On the one hand, it is a question of how to make the green screen an object when it’s color is an infinite “site”. In fact, it is not even the color that matters but the technology that is used to single out the hue and replace it. The technology acts as the vehicle in the traverse between the colored surface “here” and the new landscape “there”. Is it possible to acknowledge the material condition of the color while attempting to re-position its site?
On the other hand, it is a question of the current site, Comfort Station, being an obsolete rest stop for a journey that no longer necessitates travel. Until now as a programed venue, Comfort Station has never been a central destination. How can it call on its past as an intermediary when you must go there as a site to experience it? With the advent of the internet and remote technologies that allow us to be there without being there - or rather to be there without getting there – the idea of the journey is no longer one of mechanical, physical exhaustion. So now, Comfort Station is a site of activity and production, which removes it from rest and relief, its essential namesake.
Here On The Way There is a series of images and objects that parse out the idea of there and here, or a traverse without travel. It attempts to make this idea physical.