Mixed Media Sculptures. Prototype for In-Situ Sculptures
TITLE OF EXHIBITION
PLAF – AUTONOMOUS MECHANISMS
ELTONO and MOMO
Thursday September 25rd, 2008 from 6:00- 9:00PM – Completed Project and Opening reception
Anonymous Gallery is extremely pleased to present its inaugural exhibition: an ambitious collaborative project and
exhibition created by Eltono and MOMO – titled PLAF: Autonomous Mechanisms. Plaf is a word for splash in both
Spanish and French and relates to the on-going project that features kinetic sculptures that have been placed and
fastened in several locations in the New York Waterways. Constructed from used materials, the work will be left to the
elements as a way to explore the force and power of water that goes unused and unnoticed in New York City. Using
the rivers water, wind, tides, and currents, the sculptures will shift and decay, leaving the work just as it is without
comment on form or representation.
September 1st Anonymous Gallery will be providing an information booth and map
created by the artists. The public can then go search and find the on-going outdoor artwork and share in the
environment in which it is presented.
Throughout the month of September, Eltono and MOMO will also be constructing an indoor exhibition that reflects the
work and progress outdoors. While their project is primarily ephemeral, the indoor exhibition will serve to document and
preserve their research, ideas, model making and related art. Every three to five days Eltono and MOMO will install
new work that includes silkscreen prints, video, collage, painting, and sculpture. The on-going exhibition, along with the
map and information will be available to the public from September 1st until October 10th and will be celebrated with a
public exhibition opening on September 25th from 6-9pm.
The New York City environment will do the final arranging (and dismantling) of these kinetic installations, as such, the
artists have created “Autonomous Mechanisms” that can function by themselves, beyond control; a spectacle of
chance. This continues a line of inquiry both have perused: creating works that depend on their environment for
completion. The collaboration is also special for the reason it joins two artists who have both have pioneered abstract
work in the genre of “street art”.