Preview: Bruce McClure at Skylab

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Bruce McClure is a multimedia artist and architect who deals in the wares of modified film projectors, stroboscopic imagery and machinery noise. It is the kind of abstract, conceptual work that makes people shy away from contemporary art. Resist the urge!

McClure wants you to feel something. And you will: The performances, which have visual and audio components, are said to be demanding of the senses, even disorienting. McClure has described the experience as visceral. McClure manipulates film projectors and images to appear with strobe-like frequency and elements of motion. The sound is provided by the machinery itself and provides a sort of pulse for the experience.

What does it all mean? That’s entirely up to you. Watch, listen and feel.

“A Gain Control of Circumcentric Megacycles” will be performed in two sets, beginning at 10 and 11 p.m. A donation of $6 is suggested. Skylab is BYOB.

Skylab Gallery

9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

57 E. Gay St., fifth floor, Downtown