Time-based architectural installation with four sculptures and 4-channel digital video projections with sound.
Two pairs of window-like translucent sculptures are embedded into the four corners of a darkened room. In the first pair, a frosted glass surface on each window obscures video projections from behind the wall. In the second pair, a slanted plane of hazed mirror at each corner forms a viewing gap. The four video projections are accompanied by the isolated sounds of a door opening and closing, and each one is a staggered variation of a similar sequence of images: shadows cast through window grids, movements through an opened doorway, and slowly shifting silhouettes, all of which, while barely recognizable, evoke a kind of passage in between awareness and a state of unknowing.
Medium: Plexiglas, resin, 4-channel digital video with sound, 4 LCD projectors, speaker, sheetrock, wood, paint
Installation dimension: 12′ L x 8′ W x 8′ H
Each sculpture measures approximately 20″ x 28″ x 30″
Duration of video loop: 2 minutes
Freddy Chandra is an Indonesian-American visual artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. He completed his undergraduate studies in Architecture and Art Practice from the University of California at Berkeley, and obtained his M.F.A in Studio Art from Mills College in Oakland.
His work consists of site-specific installations and multi-panel wall compositions. Each installation is an immersive environment constructed as a place that encourages sensory understanding of physical space and temporal duration. His compositions suggest a contingency in the rhythmic act of marking space and shifts that occur in our experience of time.
Chandra has exhibited his work in the United States, Canada and Europe. He is an Adjunct Faculty at Mills College, and has previously been a Summer Session Lecturer at UC Berkeley. He is a recipient of a 2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. He has also previously received a 2006 Kala Art Institute Fellowship, a Project Space Residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2007, and a residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in 2009.
Freddy Chandra is represented by Brian Gross Fine Art in San Francisco, Margaret Thatcher Projects in New York, Walter Maciel Gallery in Los Angeles, Galerie Bernd A. Lausberg in Germany, and Fabbri Contemporary Art in Italy.