Press Release

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present DISTRICT (2012), an innovative project by digital media artist Robert Drummond. DISTRICT is an interactive, site-specific solo exhibition presented in participation with ISEA 2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, the Eighteenth International Symposium on Electronic Art.

DISTRICT is designed to create an immersive community experience within the context of our increasingly solitary, device-focused culture. Using 3D imaging systems, DISTRICT captures the figures of gallery visitors and displays them onto large scale, state-of-the-art LED projection screens. The projected characters, or avatars, become colorful, ethereal light forms, which gallery participants can then manipulate through gesture and movement. Stored within the memory cache of DISTRICT as evolving “light forms”, each visitor becomes a part of this virtual community as it grows through the course of the exhibition and subsequent installation tour. Past forms are projected and interact with present participants, exploring the reciprocal relationship between a community and the individual. Additional artworks by Drummond will also be on view.

A New Mexico-based video performance and installation artist, Robert Drummond integrates his work with site specific architecture, sculptural components, and interactive video. His installations have opened in London, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and national architectural venues such as the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill designed Virginia Beach Convention Center.

ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Arts) 2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness will be hosted in Albuquerque, NM, September 19-24, 2012, with extensive regional collaborations throughout the fall of 2012. ISEA, an annual, international gathering aimed at bridging the gap between art and science, is partnering with over 50 institutions in New Mexico to explore the global discourse on the intersection of art, technology, and nature.

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Dates: September 13 – October 12, 2012
Reception: September 20th, 6-8 pm
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm
Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact: 505.766.9888,, @levygallery