SOMA / 4:00 minutes
Artist name: Bruno Levy
“I observe a bright light that appears in the center of the blackness of my eyelids. This light pulsates to the beat of my heart. At times, it is layered with digital patterns of brilliant neon colors that grow from magentas and greens into a fuller spectrum. When I open my eyes in a dark room, these patterns linger, overlaid on my field of vision. I close my eyes again. The kaleidoscopic visions return – recognizable forms emerge. They seem to exist on the edge of my subconscious. They abstract themselves into the darkness and I am left with a projection of lights and images without beginning, middle or end. They rise like waves, one after another. They are interdependent like all natural phenomena.”
Bruno Levy is a Parisian photographer, director, painter, and video artist who lives and works in New York City. He is the co-founder and manager SQUARESQUARE, a media company specializing in live video, design and motion graphics. Since 2003, he has worked as a travel photographer, taking pictures of everything from the Dalai Lama to hammerhead sharks and dolphins in French Polynesia, as well as directing music videos for The Walkmen and Modeselektor. He founded the new media collective SWEATSHOPPE with Blake Shaw, with whom he created and performed a video painting technology. His works have been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Bronx Museum, the Jumbotron in Times Square, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Arts, White Box Gallery in New York, Christopher Henry Gallery, Ise Cultural Foundation, and SCOPE Art Fair.