OLIVER LARIC “YEAR OF THE DOG” at Metro Pictures
Oliver Laric premieres a new video animation in “Year of the Dog,” his first one-person exhibition in New York at Metro Pictures.
The animation continues his inquiry into concepts of metamorphosis, encompassing concerns about time and the complex dynamic between human and nonhuman lifeforms. Against a white background, linear animations of fish, fungi, and other figures move and change shape. The lines composing the animations continually extend or contract to zoom in on greater and greater detail, magnifying a sense of time as the images change. While the shapes and figures, as in his previous video works, are drawn from cartoons and Japanese anime, Laric’s subject matter has grown to also include animations based on live footage. He constructed the animation via an exacting technique in which each line moves continually between sequences—in contrast with traditional techniques in which each sequence consists of a series of redrawn frames. As the shapes perpetually transform, an atmospheric soundtrack commissioned from musician Ville Haimala establishes the sense of an unfolding narrative.
March 3, 2018End Date
April 14, 2018Hours
10:00 AM - 06:00 PMAddress
Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011Event Type