S.H.E.D. Projects is pleased to present Above/Below, a ONE NIGHT ONLY light installation by Rebecca Najdowski.
Using only rudimentary overhead projectors and aluminum foil, Najdowski will transform S.H.E.D. Projects into a homespun planetarium that shifts and moves with the presence of an audience.
Above/Below not only references the intensity of the night sky that our urban location restricts, but also harkens to a prehistoric picture of stars as punctures in the mythological fabric of a night sky. The result is a phenomenological experience of light and shadow that reveals a latent capacity for the makeshift and the frivolous. Najdowski’s economical use of materials and strategies is in formal contrast to the astral quality of her installation, exposing a well understood relationship between potential failure and potential magic.
Rebecca Najdowski is a visual artist based in the Bay Area. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2010 and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil in 2011 to produce a visual and social art project. Among her numerous exhibitions and screenings, she has shown at The Lab and Queens Nails Projects in San Francisco, Kala Art Gallery in Berkeley, the Athens Video Art Festival in Greece, and performed at Oi Futuro in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 2010-2011 Rebecca was an artist-in-residence at CAPACETE in Rio de Janeiro and in 2012 at Signal Fire in Oregon, she has an upcoming residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts at the University of Alfred, New York.