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Opening Reception for Unraveling at BioBAT Art Space

August 20, 2020
Opening Reception for Unraveling at BioBAT Art Space

Press Release

Laura Splan: Unraveling
featuring new animations created with molecular visualization software and SARS-CoV-2 related structures projected in BioBAT’s 15,000 square foot “Dark Space”

BioBAT Art Space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal
August 15–October 31, 2020

Saturday, August 15, 1–4pm (Timed Entry Reservations Required)
Gallery Hours by Appointment
masks and distancing required

Laura Splan’s solo exhibition is running in conjunction with the start of her 9-month artist residency at BioBAT Art Space. Unraveling includes a series of new animations created with molecular visualization software using SARS-CoV-2 related protein structures. The series was developed in remote collaboration with biotech company Integral Molecular for her uCity Science Center Bioart Residency while “sheltering in place” for COVID-19. The videos are part of a developing body of work that explores the interconnectedness of cultural and biological systems during the coronavirus pandemic. Splan’s interdisciplinary studio practice often uses textiles materialities and gestures such as unraveling and weaving to understand the structures that form our entangled precarity. Unraveling is the first installment of a series of programming that will be presented both online and at BioBAT Art Space during Splan’s residency to engage audiences in discussion of the complex underpinnings of this global health crisis.

Project support provided by The uCity Science Center, Integral Molecular, and The Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation. Additional exhibition support provided by Esther Klein Gallery. Selected animations are available on Sedition, an online platform for digital limited editions.