Daniel Rothbart -Oculus


Vote Code: 61423

A large circular hole will be cut in the roof of 349 Franklin Street to create an oculus, permitting a shaft of light to pass through the house and illuminate the floor. A motorized sculpture, attached to a ceiling truss, will spin continuously beneath the oculus. Centrifugal force will throw the sculpture off-center while it spins and the linear elements of its construction will cast web-like shadows on the walls and floor of the house. The patterning will change over the course of a day as the sun moves across the sky. Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound, a musical composition by Patrick Grant, will play within the installation. This music was created using digitized vessel sounds from Daniel Rothbart sculptures.


Un gran agujero circular se cortará en el techo del edificio en el 349 de la calle Franklin para crear una domo, permitiendo que un rayo de luz pase a través de la casa e ilumine el piso. Una escultura motorizada, unida a un soporte en el techo, girará continuamente bajo la abertura circular. La fuerza centrífuga desviará del centro a la escultura mientras gira y los elementos lineales de su construcción proyectarán sombras en forma de red en las paredes y el piso de la casa. El patrón cambiará al transcurrir el día comforme se vaya moviendo el sol en el cielo. Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound (Los Recipientes Vacíos Hacen el Sonido más Fuerte), una composición musical escrita por Patrick Grant, que se escuchará dentro de la instalación. Esta música fue creada usando sonidos digitalizados producidos por esculturas de Daniel Rothbart.


Artprize 2015 Seed Grant Recipient

DANIEL ROTHBART is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer. He received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. A former Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Italy and New York Foundation for the Arts grant recipient, Rothbart’s recent exhibitions include Andrea Meislin Gallery, Exit Art, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art and CR10 Arts. European exhibitions include the Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna in Rome, the Galerie Depardieu in Nice, the Galleria Il Ponte in Florence and the Belgrade Cultural Centre. Recent projects include OPEN15 in Venice, curated by Paolo de Grandis and Everything Flows, Nothing Stands Still (For Enrico Pedrini) curated by Wolfgang Becker in Aachen. Daniel Rothbart’s work can be found in private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.