Jim Dawson
Settle and Imperium


November 7-15, 2018
Opening Reception November 7 6-8pm

Gallery Hours
Friday, November 9, 6 PM – 10 PM
Saturday, November 10, 6 PM – 10 PM

Tuesday, November 13, 6 PM – 10 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 6 PM – 10 PM
Thursday, November 15, 6 PM – 10 PM

Presented in partnership with Harvestworks at The Chocolate Factory’s new permanent facility.

38-29 24th Street (corner of 39th Avenue and 24th Street), LIC. 7/N to Queensborough Plaza / F to 21st Queensbridge.

Settle is a portrait of water documented over the course of a twelve hour period. Three recordings of the Puget Sound are interlaced with the urban soundscape of Tompkins Square Park also recorded across a twelve hour period. The aural and visual documents mix the lunar time of tides and the day/night cycle. The resulting depiction of change evokes stillness, movement, interiority, and landscape.

Imperium, a two-channel video piece, investigates the unnatural permeance of our human world. As the digital world shifts rapidly and the decline of the natural world escalates, this work explores how the physical infrastructure humans build to meet our transportation and shelter needs remain largely the same. The purposeful aimlessness of images combines with the tuned sonic resonance of generators and combustion engines to construct an experience of sealed time, an unnatural state of an anthropomorphic unawareness hidden below comfort.