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LIC exhibit to bring visitors a new view of the world


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Photos courtesy of Philippe Boissonnet

Long Island City’s Holocenter is bringing visitors a new view of the world with a brand new exhibit.

The Center for the Holographic Arts, also known as the Holocenter, is set to open its brand new show, “Uncertain Worlds” by French visual artist Philippe Boissonnet on March 7. The exhibit will be located at the Clock Tower at 29-27 41st Ave.

“This day and age people are starting to think of the earth and the planet in a different way,” said Jonah Levy, project director of the Holocenter. “I hope this inspires them to view the world in a different angle and through different lenses.”

“Uncertain Worlds” features works from Boissonnet from the last 20 years and “destabilizes the viewer’s certainties with respect to their concept of the real and its supposed stability.”

The pieces in the exhibit include large scale sculptures which allow people to get up close and examine a shifting array of lenses.

Some of the pieces will take up to 15 square feet on the floor, while others will hang down from the ceiling. Visitors will be able to move around the pieces and view them from different points.

“I hope they [visitors] can transcend a sense of the physical world we live in,” Levy said. “It’s one of those things that you have to come and see.”

Boissonnet’s works have been shown in exhibitions throughout the world and feature drawings, photography, sculpture, holography, video and digital imagery.

Opening night for “Uncertain Worlds” will be from 6 to 10 p.m. and feature music from Astoria musician Jeanne Marie Boes. The exhibit will be on view Fridays and Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m., or by appointment until May 3.

 

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