What stands between you and What Stands Between Us and the Sun? Well, the literal answer would be whatever mileage and topography stands between your current location and the AXIOM Center for New and Experimental Media in Jamaica Plain. But isn’t it also the modern era, that socially networked hyper-connectivity that distracts us all from attending the readings, art exhibitions, film screenings, dance concerts, orchestral work premieres, and other assorted artistic greatness that we know in our heart of hearts we want to attend? Not surprisingly, our official ArtSake suggestion is, after reading this post (and all other ArtSake posts you have yet to read), disconnect and go experience some art.
One of the options you’ll have available to you is the current AXIOM show, a photography, installation, and video project by artists Megan and Murray McMillan.The McMillans’ interdisciplinary work starts when the collaborators build a theatrical set, which serves as a stage for a video and photography production. With What Stands Between Us and the Sun, the McMillans built an artificial lake in warehouse in Rhode Island (where the McMillans are based). The AXIOM exhibition includes a video, photography, and elements from (or referring to) the original set interwoven into the piece.
Below are images from AXIOM’s Flickr page, including the exhibition’s installation and its opening reception. The show is on exhibit at the AXIOM Center for New and Experimental Media until November 27, and Megan and Murray McMillan will take part in an artists’ talk on Tuesday, November 9, 7-9 PM.
Images: Megan and Murray McMillan, WHAT STANDS BETWEEN US AND THE SUN, photo, installation, and video project; images from AXIOM’s Flickr page (photos by Sarah Rushford): the show being installed at AXIOM; three images from the opening reception.