How we process, digest and communicate with the world around us has always been a fascinating, mysterious and essential part of life. It involves language sometimes, but many other modes of expression as well. That’s what is delved into for the show “Noise Field,” curated by New York transplant, writer and performer Annie Hollingsworth, and it is a complex submersion.
It’s a submersion similar to when you ease yourself into the dark, curtained-off project room. Sit on the bench and contemplate the moving, morphing images on the wall being created by a hanging lens with a light projector behind it. Prick up your ears, and the soundtrack is an inaudible voice and synthetic music. Adjust your eyes and watch the others in the room react — or not. All together it taxes your senses. Suffice to say, it is an awesome room.
Called Night Eyes, it’s the work of an MFA student at Columbia, who, here, is going by the name mudboy (Raphael Lyon). On opening night at the Dorsch Gallery, his alter ego was playing electric keyboard in the garden, going there by the name of R.A.F.