seaside magic

AN EXHIBITION BY LUKE KURTIS

seaside magic is a multimedia body of work that combines photography, video, poetry, drawing, music, and design.

 

languishing from the pandemic, the artist took a personal retreat by the sea and resolved to spend his days away from computer screens and focus on slowing down, observing nature, making sketches, and creating a restorative and healing experience with his partner. the resulting body of work is a poetic document of those days.

 

view the photos and drawings, experience the video art, and shop a collection of artist-designed products.

seaside magic

AN EXHIBITION BY LUKE KURTIS

seaside magic is a multimedia body of work that combines photography, video, poetry, drawing, music, and design.

 

languishing from the pandemic, the artist took a personal retreat by the sea and resolved to spend his days away from computer screens and focus on slowing down, observing nature, making sketches, and creating a restorative and healing experience with his partner. the resulting body of work is a poetic document of those days.

view the photos and drawings, experience the video art, and shop a collection of artist-designed products.

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seaside magic
VIDEO ART

seaside magic is a multi-channel installation that combines video, music, and poetry to create an immersive and meditative experience. it is designed to be projected in a dark room, which is an acknowledgment of the isolation of the pandemic and also key to the artist’s intent that viewers should approach the work with a quiet and meditative mind.

 

here the work has been formatted for a single screen for viewing online. presented in surround sound where available. for the best experience, view full screen with headphones in a darkened room or on a 5.1-capable home theater system.

waiting for the tide
VIDEO ART

waiting for the tide is a companion video and poem.

box of emanations
ARTISTS' BOX

box of emanations is an artists’ object and portfolio made to accompany the installation. the box contains a set of 19 digital chromogenic prints of original photos, accompanied by seashells collected by the artist during the making of this body of work and a small double terminated quartz crystal.

An artist's portfolio in the form of a white wooden box containing seashells, a crystal, a zine, and 19 mounted photographs
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designs by luke kurtis

This collection of prints, tee shirts, and beachware was designed by luke kurtis as part of the seaside magic project. Available exclusively from bd-studios.com or our Etsy shop.

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list of works

seaside magic
three channel digital 4K video, 5.1 surround sound, 9 min 16 sec
presented in surround sound where available

waiting for the tide
single channel digital 4K video, 5.1 surround sound, 4 min 20 sec
presented in surround sound where available

seaside magic
artists’ zine featuring poetry, drawings, and video stills

box of emanations
artists’ box containing the seaside magic zine, 19 digital chromogenic prints, a collection of seashells, and a double-terminated quartz crystal. edition of 2.

photographs
series of 19 photographs

drawings
series of 19 drawings, marker on paper

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