Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm-UAE

Amilobe panther chameleon, paint, plants, 2015-16

Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm Sub title – media, date, etc. For this exhibition a mid-winter gallery in Brooklyn was turned into a human-scaled vivarium, with a written response by Philip Scher. Standing Out Blending In – “When to show and when not to show? What is the power of display versus the power of blending in? …Put a chameleon in New York and surround it with the stuff of a human world, an urban ecosystem, reflecting human processes and aesthetic choices. What are the options? How does it know what to display? What is danger or safety in this radical context? How is the biosemiotic system of the lizard disrupted by such contextual shifts and alien encounters? And after all the color shifts, which one is the real chameleon?” – Phil Scher Phil Scher is an anthropologist, culture scholar, and a contributing editor and writer for Cabinet Magazine.

Becoming Colorful, Becoming Warm – Exhibition installation

Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm (Exhibition installation) Exhibition installation, Gridspace, Brooklyn, NY, 2015-16 The interior and store-front window of Gridspace Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, was turned into a free-range winter vivarium for a chameleon and humans. In collaboration with Dr. Peter Wetherwax

The interior and store-front window of Gridspace Gallery

Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm Amilobe panther chameleon, UV lamps, warming lamps, foam, paint, mirrors, glass, video, tree branches, crickets, 2015-16 Chameleons communicate with one another by changing color. The gallery offered areas keyed to the chameleon’s most excited states. The lizard could access, and respond to, these areas via a network of branches. mirrored glass rocks provoked territorial displays, and foam rocks and heat lamps provided basking areas for human visitors.. In collaboration with Peter Wetherwax

The interior and store-front window of Gridspace Gallery 2

Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm Amilobe panther chameleon, UV lamps, warming lamps, foam, paint, mirrors, glass, video, tree branches, crickets, 2015-16 Chameleons communicate with one another by changing color. The gallery offered areas keyed to the chameleon’s most excited states. The lizard could access, and respond to, these areas via a network of branches. mirrored glass rocks provoked territorial displays, and foam rocks and heat lamps provided basking areas for human visitors.

mirrored glass rock

Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm Mirrored glass rock, plants, paint, 2015-16 In collaboration with Dr. Peter Wetherwax

plants, paint, 2015-16

Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm Plants, paint, 2015-16 In collaboration with Dr. Peter Wetherwax

foam basking rocks, 2015-16

Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm Foam basking rocks, 2015-16

foam basking rocks, 2015-16 2

Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm Foam basking rocks, 2015-16 In collaboration with Dr. Peter Wetherwax

mirrors, mirrored glass rock, plants, paint, 2015-16

video projection

Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm Video projection of human performing lizard territorial displays,mirror, paint, plants, 2015-16 In collaboration with Peter Wetherwax

painted leaves

Painted leaves dispersed by wind throughout city, 2015-16 [email protected] copyright 2018

Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm

Sub title - media, date, etc.

For this exhibition a mid-winter gallery in Brooklyn was turned into a human-scaled vivarium, with a written response by Philip Scher.

Standing Out Blending In - "When to show and when not to show? What is the power of display versus the power of blending in? …Put a chameleon in New York and surround it with the stuff of a human world, an urban ecosystem, reflecting human processes and aesthetic choices. What are the options? How does it know what to display? What is danger or safety in this radical context? How is the biosemiotic system of the lizard disrupted by such contextual shifts and alien encounters? And after all the color shifts, which one is the real chameleon?" - Phil Scher

Phil Scher is an anthropologist, culture scholar, and a contributing editor and writer for Cabinet Magazine.

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Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm (Exhibition installation)

Exhibition installation, Gridspace, Brooklyn, NY, 2015-16

The interior and store-front window of Gridspace Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, was turned into a free-range winter vivarium for a chameleon and humans.

In collaboration with Dr. Peter Wetherwax
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Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm

Amilobe panther chameleon, UV lamps, warming lamps, foam, paint, mirrors, glass, video, tree branches, crickets, 2015-16

Chameleons communicate with one another by changing color. The gallery offered areas keyed to the chameleon’s most excited states. The lizard could access, and respond to, these areas via a network of branches. mirrored glass rocks provoked territorial displays, and foam rocks and heat lamps provided basking areas for human visitors..

In collaboration with Peter Wetherwax

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Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm

Amilobe panther chameleon, UV lamps, warming lamps, foam, paint, mirrors, glass, video, tree branches, crickets, 2015-16

Chameleons communicate with one another by changing color. The gallery offered areas keyed to the chameleon’s most excited states. The lizard could access, and respond to, these areas via a network of branches. mirrored glass rocks provoked territorial displays, and foam rocks and heat lamps provided basking areas for human visitors.
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Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm

Mirrored glass rock, plants, paint, 2015-16

In collaboration with Dr. Peter Wetherwax
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Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm

Plants, paint, 2015-16

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Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm

Foam basking rocks, 2015-16

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Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm

Foam basking rocks, 2015-16

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Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm

Mirrors, mirrored glass rock, plants, paint, 2015-16

In collaboration with Dr. Peter Wetherwax
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Becoming Colorful Becoming Warm

Video projection of human performing lizard territorial displays,mirror, paint, plants, 2015-16

In collaboration with Peter Wetherwax

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