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'Intangible Forms' offers abstract art experience at Chelsea Market space | amNewYork

‘Intangible Forms’ offers abstract art experience at Chelsea Market space

"Intangible Forms" at ARTECHOUSE in Chelsea Market. (Photos by Gabe Herman)

An exhibition opened on March 3 in Chelsea Market’s ARTECHOUSE, a digital media space, which is abstract and creates an intense audio-visual experience using moving beams of light.

The installation, called “Intangible Forms,” is by Japanese multimedia artist Shohei Fujimoto. It features a light show in the gallery space, which opened last year after being converted from a 100-year-old boiler room in the building at West 15th Street and Ninth Avenue.

Rows of red lights, generated by lasers, move in geometric patterns across the room, as ambient music plays and a smoky haze fills the space. The result is a visceral experience that can take the visitor out of the thoughts and concerns of everyday life, even if just for a little while.

“​I’ve been trying to generate virtual consciousness and, in extension, virtual life in this work, triggering a deeper sense of humanity in ourselves,​” noted Fujimoto. “​I hope by the end of their visit, the guests are able to focus on their own universal sense of being.​”

Fujimoto’s works are meant to be experienced rather than explained, according to Sandro Kereselidze, ARTECHOUSE founder and Chief Creative Officer.

“​At ARTECHOUSE we continue in our mission to connect audiences to art in an entirely new way, stimulating minds, emotions, and imagination through multiple touchpoints,” said Kereselidze in a statement. “Each exhibition and installation on view is intended to enthrall and challenge, simultaneously and Intangible Forms is a really visceral example of that ”

“Intangible Forms” is open until April 19. More information can be found at artechouse.com/nyc.

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