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The Metabolic Studio/Optics Division Hoosic: The Beyond Place

  • Exhibition

  • On view now
  • MASS MoCA

In October 2016, artists Lauren Bon, Richard Nielsen, and Tristan Duke of the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio spent a week at MASS MoCA using their Liminal Camera — a moveable, monumental camera built from a repurposed shipping container — to create a series of portraits of B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building. The team examined the adjacency of this repurposed industrial building to the industrialized Hoosic River. To make the prints on display, the Optics Division collected Hoosic water and poured it over the paper during printing, imbuing the image with ripples of river water.

Metabolic Studio Optics Division, Hoosic: The Beyond Place 1, 2016-17 (detail)
Image courtesy the artist

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