Friday, January 14, 2011

Art news 1/14/2011 Immersed in Images and an Age of Blurred Boundaries

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, has just unveiled a new addition. Here, the entrance to the main theater.

For those familiar with the old Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, stepping into the new addition will feel like Dorothy landing in a digital 3-D version of Oz.

Designed by Thomas Leeser, the swollen baby-blue form, which has been grafted onto the back of a 1920s building, effectively blurs the boundaries among architecture, film and viewer. In doing so it immerses you in the kind of fantasy world you usually get only when the lights are turned off.  .....MORE

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