Shelf Life
Shelf Life
Shelf Life
On view
April - May 2019
Slocum Hall, Syracuse University
Exhibition Team
Caroline Berger, Jonathan Louie, Austin Spencer, Isabella Calidonio Stechman , Haoyang Zhang
Mark Linder
Maranie Staab
Shelf Life is an exhibition, a staging, and apparatus, it is built of a 30’ long shelf apparatus that supports the necessary hardware for projecting video imagery. The Shelf originally appeared as a platform for Thesis students to curate a 300 second shelving performance of objects. The performance was recorded, condensed and edited into a video displayed as a large-scale projection. Over the duration of the show the projections of objects and the shelf flicker and fade across a wall of windows.

While the objects began as a crowd atop a shelf, the circulation of images across a variety formats result in work that seems eerily unlike its’ origins.
Shelving Night is a performance and a party. Over the course of the evening students were invited to team up and stage a 300 second object performance. To get a feel for Shelving Night imagine shelving stuff and an object lesson, with performers and music. In all 12 videos were captured, then mixed into a video, and later curated into an exhibition of images projected atop large windows.