Disorder," a mechanical and electronic installation by artist
Ben Parry, will open at the Black & White Gallery (483 Driggs
Ave. between North Ninth and North 10th streets in Williamsburg)
on Sept. 5, with a reception from 6 to 9 pm.
Parry’s "TV World Order" (2002) a circle surrounded
by mannequins, TVs, toys, lights, motors and ink (pictured) is
half of the two-part installation. "TV World Order and the
Technological Military Machine," an installation first exhibited
at the Liverpool (England) Biennial of Contemporary Art 2002,
will occupy the gallery’s indoor space. "New World Disorder,"
a site-specific installation addressing the dehumanizing effects
of technology, will occupy the outdoor gallery space.
Parry is a member of Jump Ship Rat, an artist collective based
in Liverpool. In his statement, the 26-year-old artist writes,
"Modern society is a massive trash-producing machine - the
moment something becomes redundant it joins the waste piles of
the world. It is my interest to bring life back into these objects,
binding then together to make new objects with new meaning and
significance. The television box has become the political, economic
and consumer inspiration of passivity The hope and desire for
peace and a more just world are the crucial elements of this
"New World Disorder" will be on display through Oct.
20. Gallery hours are Friday through Monday, noon to 6 pm. For
more information, call (718) 599-8775 or visit the Web site at
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010