March 31, 2014 Cloud Cafe at Big Orbit
CEPA Gallery is proud to present Cloud Café, an interactive installation by University of Buffalo MFA candidate Bobby Gryzynger. The exhibition opened Saturday, March 22 at CEPA’s Big Orbit Project Space, 30D Essex Street, Buffalo, NY 14213. Due to the very unique nature of this exhibition there will be limited viewing hours of Wednesday through Saturday, March 26 to April 5 from 12pm-5pm.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Cloud Cafe is an interactive exploration of the current state of technology engagement, electronic surveillance and cultures of sharing. The work features a unique juxtaposition of old and new technologies presented in an ephemeral Internet cafe. Within the cafe environment, the project is comprised of two elements: an array of 100 handmade light bulbs and a network surveillance system. Through the interaction of these elements, and the viewers’ experience of them, Cloud Cafe engages with our contemporary experience of technology both in the manner in which it is awe-inspiring and deeply troubling.
“My current work incorporates video, computer programming, digital image making, installation and craft media. By combining these practices and using them in unconventional and oppositional manners I attempt to tease out the tactical applications of each. My work explores the opposition between the public and private spheres in order to question and challenge relationships to power. Psychologically, my work seeks to explore the inner, hidden lives of subjects embedded in public/private power dynamics.”