Saturday, July 5, 2008

"Slow Glass"

A show at Lisa Cooley Fine Art
http://www.lisa-cooley.com

 Slow Glass takes its theme from the titular substance, an invention of scence fiction writer BobShaw described in his novel Light of Other Days(1968). Slow Glass is a transparent material that tremendously slows down the speed of light that passes through it, so that a piece that had looked out
on a picturesque countryside setting, for example, could later be used to provide a view of the pastoral scene from a city apartment window. 
In Shaw's novel, slow glass plays a key role as evidence in a mystery by
 "recording" a criminal act.
Article excerpted from New York Art Beat: http://www.nyartbeat.com/

1 comment:

W. Benjamin said...

Yuka,

I'll forward this blog entry to my friend Chris, who's in the Fort Point show with me. The concept of "Slow Glass" has a place in dialogue surrounding his recent work about glass as an archival material. He may have already considered this, but we hadn't discussed it explicitly.