A high-definition video projection of two hands, hiding and revealing an overpowering light that glows behind them. As these hands interact, textures of sound envelop the viewer, and crescendo in relationship with these movements.
What You Can See From the Light is comprised of a high-definition video projection of two hands, hiding and revealing an overpowering light that glows behind them. As these hands interact, textures of sound envelop the viewer, and crescendo in relationship with these movements. Through subtle cuts, a floor-to-ceiling wooden wall reveals the grains of an enlarged fingerprint, echoing the intricacies and imagery of the projection, whose light filters through it.
Curated by Katherine Talcott
Danny Bracken’s creative practice explores interactions between video, sound, and physical space, ranging from immersive, multi-sensory installations to small-scale sculptures. Born into a family of musicians, sound occupies a central role in his work; finding a place in film scores, installations, and stand-alone recordings. At the heart of these investigations lies an interest in the relationship between humans, the natural world, and technology. Throughout the work he explores the ways in which technology has shifted how we perceive and experience the people and places that surround us. Bracken’s music further extends this dialogue, examining the tenuous balance between digital possibility and human impression, creating in a context that is constantly shifting between analog and digital realms.
After completing a visual arts degree in 2005, Bracken joined the Chicago-based music collective Anathallo. The group toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Japan with over 500 performances including appearances at Lollapalooza, Coachella, among others. In 2014 he was awarded an Artist Opportunity Grant to support a residency at La Fragua, in Belalcazar, Spain. In early 2015 he mounted his first solo exhibition in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. He has composed music for film and television, most notably for the documentary Blood Brother, a 2013 Sundance Festival award winner.