New Mexico Museum of Art Opens Kamilo (Twisted Waters) A Video Installation by Robert Gaylor

The New Mexico Museum of Art presents Kamilo (Twisted Waters); A Video Installation by Robert Gaylor. On display Apr 8, 2011 – Jul 10, 2011.

Robert Gaylor, still from Kamilo (Twisted Waters), 2010, video. Courtesy of the artist.

In conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Earth Now, as well as the annual video festival, Currents (June 10-19, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe), Robert Gaylor’s video installation Kamilo (Twisted Waters) presents an uncharacteristic perspective on the ebb and flow of the Pacific Ocean at Kamilo Beach, Hawaii.

Located at the southernmost edge of The Big Island, Kamilo Beach lies within the path of the North Pacific Gyre, whose currents carry enormous amounts of plastic debris that washes ashore on a continual basis. The area of the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch is difficult to assess, but some researchers suggest it is at least the size of Texas. Gaylor’s kaleidoscopic video of our plastic legacy is one artist’s visual archaeology of a growing environmental predicament. Its hypnotic beauty stands in opposition to the enormity of the hazard facing our oceanic ecosystem.

Special Event! – Robert Gaylor will present a Gallery Talk on Monday, June 13, noon. Free with admission to the museum.

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