Oregon Contemporary presents Chrysalis (Generativity), a solo exhibition by Fernanda D’Agostino. The exhibition is part of Site, a series of site-specific large-scale solo exhibitions by Oregon artists. Site was created to utilize Oregon Contemporary’s strength as a large-scale venue and give artists an opportunity for a solo exhibition and the ability to make new work as they expand and grow their creative practices.
Chrysalis is an installation of a series of projection sculptures based on the beautiful nests of tent caterpillars. The sculptures are constructed of branches and agricultural netting. Video imagery using creative code to manipulate footage of movement artists, as well as scientific imagery, will draw from the replicating forms of nature (Generativity) to illuminate the Chrysalises. D’Agostino will be using Isadora for the creative coding and MadMapper to projection map the video onto the Chrysalises’ sculptural screens. Video projections mapped onto layered scrim in the sculptures will further multiply the imagery beyond the digital manipulations made possible by Isadora and MadMapper. Additional objects will complement the video sculptures.