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Pneumenon, 2003. Video and sound installation with fabric screen and fan, Installation dimensions vary, fabric screen approximately 135 x 102 inches. Running time: 5 minutes
Pneumenon, 2003. Video and sound installation with fabric screen and fan, Installation dimensions vary, fabric screen approximately 135 x 102 inches. Running time: 5 minutes
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Peter Rose

As an artist in residence at the FWM, Peter Rose became interested in the malleable, fluid capabilities of fabric. Rose employs a novel approach to the materiality of the screen, reinventing its formal and structural possibilities.
 
Rose’s FWM project, Pneumenon, consists of two projected images; one is a rear projection onto a fabric screen, the other is projected onto a wall behind the screen. A fan momentarily blows the billowy fabric up, mimicking the image of a tarp blowing in the wind that is projected onto its surface. In this projection, as the wind blows, the tarp flies up to reveal the idyllic environment of a campground. As the fabric in the installation moves in the breeze, it reveals the second projected image on the back wall. Echoing the imagery of the first projection, this video segment, although significantly more manipulated, depicts a tree. In Rose's work, screens are a fluid form that only momentarily provides a surface to sponsor the image; he hints at concrete representation but always portrays the moving image as elusive.

Bio
Lives and works in Philadelphia.
Peter Rose's work has been featured in group shows and festivals since 1983, in such cities as New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Atlanta, Sydney, Amsterdam and Seoul. Prior to his residency at the Fabric Workshop and Musum, Rose had solo exhibitions at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Rhode Island School of Design, Dartmouth College, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has received many fellowships, grants, and awards throughout his career.