We have seen bullets being stopped by Neo and his ilk in ‘The Matrix‘ series. But what about the literal ‘timelessness’ of arrows frozen in mid-air? American Japanese artist Glenn Kaino’s A Shout Within a Storm entails such a history-inspired installation – which comprises of more than 100 copper arrows. Showcased from March 5 – 8 at The Armory Show in New York City, there is more to the artwork than meets the eye. On closer inspection, one could appreciate the painstaking method of arrangement that has gone into the positioning of each arrow. The end result endows the A Shout Within a Storm with a dynamic effect that paradoxically follows the laws of direction, but not physics – a scenario which would have been preferred by Leonidas in the movie 300.
Interestingly, the installation is completely mobile in nature, thus allowing it to be transported from one art gallery to another (as was done when hauling it from Los Angeles to New York). In any case, you can take a gander at some of the photographs taken by the audience members that aptly showcase the quasi duality of motion and stagnancy – all created by the illusion of the incredible installation.
Photo: Mike Clyne
Photo: Antwaun Sargent
Photo: Piera Gelardi
Photo: Che Morales
Photo: Yari Q
Photo: Lavinia Rittatore Vonwiller
Photo: Jason Niu