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Magali Duzant: A Means To Measure





A Means To Measure

Little Berlin

March 4-26, 2017

Opening reception: Saturday, March 4, 6-9pm

Closing reception: Sunday, March 26, 3-5pm


Little Berlin is pleased to present "Magali Duzant: A Means To Measure."

Location: Little Berlin

Exhibition: March 4-26, 2017

Opening reception: Saturday, March 4, 6-9pm

Gallery Hours: Sundays 1-4 and by appointment.


"A Means To Measure" reveals Duzant's research in how the sky has been observed and described through acts of archiving and the creation of a series of tools to measure the blueness, darkness, and cloud cover of the sky alongside the movement of the sun. The show includes durational photographic prints created over the course of the installation. The exposures will commence at the March 4th opening reception, and will conclude, together with a workshop and artist presentation, on March 26th.


Working from a group of 35mm slide photographs of the ocean, the images are projected onto cyanotype covered surfaces and exposed for varying lengths of time. This series, "The Sea," is an archive of the ocean and a meditation on photography. In both subject and process, this project is an exploration of the ephemeral nature of our surroundings.


The naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt used the term Luftmeer, or “air ocean” to describe the atmosphere. The works on view represent a series of responses to this term, cyclical knowledge, rebirth and destruction of imagery, memory, and a search for transcendence within the landscape. In working within a process based practice romantic gestures emerge from the data as answers to a rapidly changing, digitized world.


This exhibition is curated by Rebekah Flake.


Magali Duzant is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work combines the poetics of perception matched with a scientific approach in collecting data  to examine the subjectivity of seeing and the role of technology as mediator of lived experience. Her work has been exhibited internationally including at the Queens Museum, Spring Break Art Fair, Fridman Gallery in NY, Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and the Sydney College of Art amongst others. She was awarded a 2015 Queens Council on The Arts Grant for her public work, Live Streaming Sunset, a 2016 SU-CASA grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and has held residencies in Berlin, Italy, Sydney, and New York.  She holds an MFA in Photography from Parsons The New School for Design and a BHA in Fine Arts and Visual Culture from Carnegie Mellon University.


Rebekah Flake is an artist and curator based in Philadelphia and a current member of Little Berlin. She received an MFA in 2014 from Tyler School of Art and an MA in 2009 from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.


Earlier Event: January 16
Member's Exhibition
Later Event: April 2