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Gallery opening: The Water and The Blood 

August 28, 2011
Micah Stansell's eight-channel video and sound installation opened at The Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday. Ducking past a white curtain and into the spacious rectangular room, visitors were met with meditative ambient music and a room bathed in colorful light. The installation told a multi-faceted story. Attendees were encouraged to listen to the film's audio through provided headphones, which allowed viewers to hear more than just the music - sound effects and character's monologues. MOCA GA's website describes the piece as a work that:

"explores ideas of family history, narrative traditions, and binary relationships that pull from contemporary issues influenced and informed by environment and location…The work is as much about the idea of remembering, and imagining, and seeing as it is about any single event.  The work possesses a level of openness to the narrative that allows the viewer to access the work in their own way, and bring their own context to bear on the reading of the intentionally spare narrative."

Check out last week's art feature by Felicia Feaster about the artistic duo that is Micah and Whitney Stansell.
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