Metate: 5 min
Meta-tate premiered at The Happening 2. A pop-up gallery show at Gristle in Bushwick Brooklyn in August 2014. Meta-tate is a video installation shown on a framed monitor 5' off the ground on a wall. Passerbys at the gallery will see this clip played in a loop on a 32' framed monitor. There is no audio.
Meta-tate is a commentary on the gallery experience. It is a satirical piece that is supposed to engage the viewer in a thoughtful inner dialogue about what they are currently experiencing while at the show. Michael LaVoie, the artist is a filmmaker and cinematographer. Metatate is his first "video art" installation meant for gallery experience.