September 16 – October 22, 2023

Michael Pope

ADYEA

Found Objects, Ritual Systems and
Outright Lies for The Imaginary Age

© Michael Pope, “I Am a Living Love Letter To Life”, 2023, Found Objects, Mixed Media, 8″ x 13.25″

About the Exhibit

With the fifth and final segment of his installation series “The Codec SYNEMATIKA”, Michael Pope concludes the creation of his impressionistic and immersive site-specific screenplay with “AYDEA: Found Objects, Ritual Systems & Outright Lies for The Imaginary Age”.

Harnessing the conceptual framework of traditional filmmaking, The Codec SYNEMATIKA fuses found items, written text, music composition, tactile & digital art, as well as set & wardrobe design as a transmodal rendering of the human condition.

Equal parts autobiographical myth and conjuring system of the aspirational self, Pope defines this work as the ongoing translation of our collective imagination through the language-scape of the synesthetic soul.

Press Release

Michael Pope
AYDEA
Sept 16 – Oct 22, 2023
Opening Reception Sept 16, 2023, 4-7pm

About the Exhibition
With the fifth and final segment of his installation series “The Codec SYNEMATIKA”, Michael Pope concludes the creation of his impressionistic and immersive site-specific screenplay with “AYDEA: Found Objects, Ritual Systems & Outright Lies for The Imaginary Age”.

Harnessing the conceptual framework of traditional filmmaking, The Codec SYNEMATIKA fuses found items, written text, music composition, tactile & digital art, as well as set & wardrobe design as a transmodal rendering of the human condition.

Equal parts autobiographical myth and conjuring system of the aspirational self, Pope defines this work as the ongoing translation of our collective imagination through the language-scape of the synesthetic soul.

About Michael Pope

Michael Pope is an award-winning, self-taught filmmaker/video artist born and raised in New York City.

An early pioneer of “transmedia” storytelling-as-art form, Pope fuses traditional filmmaking, with live musical performance, tableau vivant, monology and site-specific installation. His work has been hailed as “An unforgettable sensory experience. A must see event” (Boston Globe), “Surrealistic Lyricism” (Metalopolis) and “Nothing less than cataclysmic” (The Dig). He won a Tanne Award for Outstanding Achievement (2000) for his Living Film Event: Neovoxer (2000-2006)

Pope has received film and installation commissions from The Boston Pops and Hard Rock Cafe International and residencies with Jane Street Art Center (2019), The Experimental Television Center (2003), and Mobius Artist’s Group (2002). As music video director, Pope has work appearing in international rotation including MTV, LOGO and RAGE with premieres on People, Spin, Jezebel and Pitchfork websites.

He made his first Super8 film when he was 7 years old.

EVENTS RELATED TO THIS EXHIBITION

SAT, Sept 16, 4-7pm
Opening Reception

SAT, Oct 21, doors open 6:30pm, performance 7pm,
Outright Lies of Michael Pope
Live performance of an excerpt from the codec synematika

© Michael Pope, “I Am a Living Love Letter To Life”, 2023, Found Objects, Mixed Media, 8″ x 13.25″

© Michael Pope, “Flyer”, 2023, Found Objects, Mixed Media, 4″ x 6″

© Michael Pope, Inner Movie Music Series: DemiUrge/Transmission, 2023, digital art, repurposed wood, 12 ¾” x 48 ¼”

About the Artist

“Portrait of The Artist – Selfie”, Photo by: Em Watson

Michael Pope is an award-winning, self-taught filmmaker/video artist born and raised in New York City.

An early pioneer of “transmedia” storytelling-as-art form, Pope fuses traditional filmmaking, with live musical performance, tableau vivant, monology and site-specific installation.

Gallery Hours

• During  opening receptions 4-7pm

Regular Gallery Hours
Thursday 12-5
Friday-Saturday 12-6
Sunday 12-5
& Showing by Appointments
Closed Holidays

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