Show Opens February 24th viewable on any NYC Metrocard
“So simple, the appearance of night in a room full of strangers…It’s the simple sense of turning slowly, feeling the breath of another body in a quiet room, the stillness shattered by the scraping of a fingernail against a collar line.” – David Wojnarowicz, Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration
Sometimes Glourious is a virtual-reality experience that is triggered by a New York City MetroCard. The work consists of a full 360 environment and a sound piece both of which are accessible via the MetroCard tucked away in your wallet, your pocket, your purse. Unlocked by your Smartphone, The MetroCard is a portal into the infinite space. The room in the palm of your hand is real. It exists. Somewhere. The sound, the song, is real. You have heard it. Somewhere. Time collides as you now behold the infinite space. No narrative exists here (though try as you might to locate the linear.)
Barnett Cohen lives and works in Los Angeles where he is currently enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts. He received his B.A. from Vassar College and attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2012.