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Lycoming College’s film and video arts program will present two graduating seniors’ video installations in the Digital Media Gallery on Thursday, April 11, at 4:30 p.m. Light food and drinks will be provided at the opening reception, which is free and open to the public.
Charlie Blake (Lutherville, Md.) will show “Comparative Immersion,” a two-channel video installation that features comparative realities of nature and developed landscape. The message behind this piece shows the commercialized view of both environments through the use of stock footage, and portray beauty that is still attainable through real life observation and experience.
Karen Perez (Houston, Texas) will show “Untitled_77009,” a video installation involving the exposure of advertisements from her childhood as a Mexican-American living in the United States and going every summer to Mexico. The impact that the advertisements have on society misconstrues the reality of a lower income society, especially minorities.
“We are pleased to host an exhibition this year in the Communication building of two unique video installations — one that addresses the commercialization of nature and another that addresses the representation of Mexican culture in TV commercials,” said Leah Bedrosian Peterson, associate professor of film and video arts, and chair of the communications department at Lycoming College. “The gallery in this building lends itself very well to this kind of exhibition, and we’re looking forward to presenting our students’ works.
The Lycoming College Digital Media Gallery, located in the Mass Communications Building on Franklin Avenue and Fourth Street, contributes to the city’s arts culture.