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Charles Laib Bitton

  • Location
    61-63 Wyckoff Ave. #1A
    Brooklyn, NY 11237
  • Dates & Times
    Saturday June 4th, 2011, 12pm-7pm
    Sunday June 5th, 2011, 12pm-7pm
  • Media
    Painting, Drawing
  • Features
    Is Child-Friendly
    Will Have Drinks For Sale
    Will Include Work For Sale
  • 1 participant
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It is in places like pools, classrooms, trains and airplanes where the global picture is limited in color range. Where one founds himself in immobile stature and when the elements are patterned by repetition, that the physical content of the space acts as a sort of hypnotizing tool. As the eye memorizes the very limited range of architectural varieties in the space. The actual location suddenly disappears and the subject finds itself confronted with its mind and thoughts.

As opposed to the daily life in which there is no time to rest nor to step out of the speeding train and regroup forces. These man-made locations act as platforms for people to visit their thoughts, desire and challenges. If they summon the strength to commit and pursue these thoughts on a later date, the experience will be intensely and spiritually uplifting.
But as they remain static, the journey becomes only one of the mind, which will leave them unsatisfied, confused and in a profound state of mental and physical exhaustion.

As much as someone can benefit from these breaks, these locations can equally act as executioners of the soul. The boredom generated by such locations indirectly forces the subject to visit thoughts it doesn’t necessarily want. At the most minor disruptive thinking “faux-pas”, the world can surreally plunge into intense darkness and discomfort.

These locations have the power of stripping the moment from its physical content which in turn generate a library of both magical feelings and moody memories.

At a later time and different place, as the subject will revisit the memory of that moment, it will only remember an abstract version of the physical content of that instant, as only feelings and thoughts were of substantive importance .

Charles Laib Bitton, , , , , 61 Wyckoff Ave.