PROJECT THEORY SLANT RHYME INSTITUTE NEW WORK BY TRA BOUSCAREN
On view June 24th through August 12th
NK presents a solo exhibition featuring California based artist Tra Bouscaren. Bouscaren is a Lecturer in the Department of Art at UC Santa Cruz. His work has been featured nationally and internationally at venues including the Centre Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Victor I Fils Gallery in Madrid, and the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin.
Bouscaren employs the phenomenon of Psychological projection, where by thoughts, desires, and feelings are projected onto someone else. He uses found materials, re-purposed into large scale multimedia installations. The projection mapping functions as an “interactive video bath” constructed from multiple live surveillance feeds mashed together with drone footage, GIS imaging, and poached live webcams from all over the world.
Bouscaren will construct an installation that considers 'the crossroads of addiction and demolition." Set into video-mapped mashups of wrecking crews and neon signed bar entrances, viewers will be immersed within images of themselves, literalized by interactive video software via live surveillance feeds from within the gallery.