Deanna Sirlin’s Watermark, a large-scale window set up, has been bringing gentle and coloration to the Crosland Tower of Georgia Tech’s library for a number of months. Now the Atlanta-based artist [full disclosure: Sirlin is a contributing writer for ArtsATL] has an accompanying video set up, The Shade of Therapeutic, showing on the campus’ out of doors Media Bridge on the Value Gilbert Library.
The bridge is on the intersection of Cherry Road and Bobby Dodd Method, and the work can be proven every single day from 4 p.m. to six p.m. by means of December 15.
Based on the artist, the set up displays her “engagement with the tactility of paint, large-scale immersive works, the motion of sunshine and coloration, and poetry.” Poetry as a result of, with the assist of the Andy Warhol Basis for the Visible Arts and the Nexus Fund, Sirlin commissioned a brand new work from Atlanta poet Opal Moore titled The Shade of Therapeutic as a part of the collaborative video art work.
“It’s concerning the healing powers of sunshine, coloration and language and the way they might heal the religious and bodily wounds of the previous three pandemic years,” Sirlin says. Within the video, Moore’s voice and phrases resonate with photographs from the artist’s work, overlaid with abstracted actions that emulate black ink, smoke and different pure parts. A 3rd collaborator, Lisbon-based Nuno Veiga, served as videographer and composed the work’s soundscape.
Sirlin describes the connection between Watermark and The Shade of Therapeutic, that are subsequent to one another on the Tech campus, by saying: “All of my work addresses coloration and the motion of sunshine. Watermark fills the area with an intense coloration palette. Pure gentle falls by means of the home windows and the outside world is tinted with coloration when seen from contained in the constructing. Whereas the window set up shapes the viewer’s notion of the outside world, The Shade of Therapeutic is a direct intervention into that world that creates an identical immersion in coloration and motion with the added dimensions of sound and poetry.”