Saturday, February 16, 2008

Eric Dyer, Bellows Organ

Bellows Organ
Feb 2-Mar 8
Film phenom and 2-time Sondheim Prize finalist Eric Dyer inaugurates the Minstallation Gallery with Bellows Organ, the zoetrope/sculpture that forms the climactic scene of his latest film. Dyer’s unique animation process combines the zoetrope, a pre-cinema optical toy, with rapid-prototype 3-D printing to create installations and unnerving films that feel archaic and futuristic at the same time. In the film version of Bellows, concertinas breathe like humans and share both their expressive and destructive potential.

Minstallation Gallery Photos

The beautiful gallery under the stairs:

A little bit closer now:


minstallation, noun
1. in art, a miniature installation.
2. an exciting new art form.

The Minstallation Gallery at the Creative Alliance is now open. The space is Baltimore's only exhibition venue dedicated to the miniature installation, or minstallation.
As described by Creative Alliance Artistic Director Jed Dodds:
Presented by artist/impresario R.L. Tillman, the newest addition to Baltimore’s cultural landscape has already staked its position as the region’s most vibrant miniature installation space. Emerging and established artists are encouraged to spread their wings in this intimate yet ambitious gallery, with 225 square inches of floor space and generous 14 inch ceilings.
Creative Alliance at the Patterson, home to the exciting new Minstallation Gallery, is located at 3134 Eastern Avenue.