July 29, 2011
Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver BC
Bobbi repositioned a previous work called Come Here down the beach from Dinka Pignon's installation at Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, BC.
Originally conceived for the traditional gallery exhibition paradigm, Come Here was reoriented in the natural environment of a rocky sandy cliff with trees and other indigenous vegetation.
Come Here was first presented in a closet where the door would not open fully. A figure of a woman in a white dress is dangling, hanging, twirling from her body weight and motion of her arms as she calls and beckons the viewer to "come here, come one, what are you waiting for?"
When repositioned in natural setting, as the spectator looks up into the trees, the rocky boulders at the foot of the installation obstruct any attempt to follow or get closer. This new dimension of spatial and site specific elements augments the original conceptualization of obstacle and obstruction. It also added to the mystery. The figure now becomes a dark angel, a spectral figure, a ghost. Out of 30 people only one person decided to climb!
BOBBI KOZINUK is a media artist, technician, curator and the electronics studio technician at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Additionally, Bobbi taught “electronics for artists” at the University of British Columbia. Bobbi has exhibited media installation works in both in Canada and internationally. Bobbi is published in Radio Rethink (produced by the Banff Centre for the Arts) and Echo Locations (Audio Art CD produced by Co-op Radio). Formerly the Media Director at the Western Front, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Bobbi has also worked on a board level with the Independent Media Arts Alliance (Montreal), Co-op Radio, Grunt Gallery and Video In (Vancouver) and has traveled extensively across Canada producing workshops at artist run centres on the subject of low powered FM transmission. Additionally, Bobbi has an engineering background.