Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation , Mad. Sq. Art 2013. Photo Colin Douglas Gray

Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation, Mad. Sq. Art 2013. Photo Colin Douglas Gray

Collaborating artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder have been exhibiting their expanded cinema installations and performances since 2000. Their works are in the permanent collections of major museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, and Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany. Artist awards and commissions include The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy, National Endowment for the Art’s U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship, and Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York. They have lectured on their work extensively as well as conducted studio master-classes. Lecturing appointments include both long and short-term teaching residencies in the media departments of the University of Colorado Boulder, Denison University in Ohio, and California Institute for the Arts. They are currently featured artists and research associates of RESET THE APPARATUS! The Persistence of the Photographic and the Cinematic in Contemporary Art, hosted by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria. Gibson + Recoder live and work in New York.


Gallery images: 

Light Spill, 2005
Modified 16mm projector, film, screen, dimensions variable. Photo Roel Meelkop

Threadbare, 2013
16mm projector, film, reels, 27 x 35 x 12 inches. Photo Rachel Hamburger

Available Light Series, 1999-2016
16mm projectors, film loopers, 400ft color films, 18fps, dimensions variable. Photo Hans Wilschut

Illuminatoria, 2016
Hand-blown glass, lighting kit, rheostat motors, Lucite, 114 x 80 inches. Photo Amy Snyder