OCT 08TH 2014
BLOUIN ARTINFO NAMES "LIKENEWLANDSCAPE" AT PABLO'S BIRTHDAY TO IT'S 5 MUST-SEE SHOWS.
“LikeNewLandscapes” at Pablo’s Birthday, through October 19 (57 Orchard Street)
Organized by the curatorial group Front Company, this survey of digital work has some interesting thematic overlaps with the excellent “New Romantics” show at Eyebeam earlier this year. The highlights here use technology to birth whole new environments, like Takeshi Murata’s “Nightmove,” 2012, a kailedoscopic, frenetic nightmare in the artist’s studio. (Sculptures wooze and blur; a chair and a ladder dance and cackle; at times the image shreds itself into fast-moving confetti.) Tabor Robak’s “20XX” is close to perfect: A virtual “camera” floats through an ad-laden cityscape, something like a mad hybrid of Tokyo and Times Square. Rain streaks across the lens, and the whole scene is infused with a purple chemical glow.