Brendan Fernandes: Buli

Three text animations that pulse between a written vernacular and a translation in morse code. The works play with the form of museum wall labels and the lexicon in museum provenance reports used to describe African objects. The installation is located in THE NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL Building 10b, part of Wave(form)s – an Exhibition of Electronic Art on Governors Island.

Brendan Fernandes: Buli

Wave(form)s – an Exhibition of Electronic Art on Governors Island
May 27 through September 25
Fridays, 11am to 4:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5pm
FREE

The artist gives talks about his work on Sat, June 25, at 1:30pm and 3:30pm.

Location:
THE NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL Building 10b
Governor’s Island
Free ferry service from Manhattan and Brooklyn:
http://www.govisland.com/html/visit/directions.shtml

Buli by Brendan Fernandes creates three text animations that pulse between a written vernacular and a translation in morse code. The works play with the form of museum wall labels and the lexicon in museum provenance reports used to describe African objects. They offer a minimal aesthetic with complex moments that question the transformation of language through the removal and loss of cultural goods. Supported by the Jerome Foundation through the Harvestworks Artist In Residence Program.

Born in Kenya of Indian heritage, Brendan Fernandes immigrated to Canada in the 1990s and currently resides in NYC. He has exhibited internationally and nationally including exhibitions at The Art Gallery of Hamilton, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Guggenheim and The Andy Warhol Museum. brendanfernandes.ca

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