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Michael Dassle: HEADS WILL ROLL


Monumental-scaled video projections fill the walls of our gallery, enticing the viewer into a trance through color and light. Dassle’s (Un)formed Dance series uses static sculptures to create a spinning perpetual motion. ¬†When viewed in life, the two figures dance in and out of figurative and abstract qualities.

Dassle says, “The (Un)formed Dances are a series of videos, where a clay sculpture was made – filmed, edited, and then destroyed. [I] thought about the relationship between a physical object and its digital representative. What happens when only a record of something remains, and is it even the same as the original? Furthermore what does it mean to be in perpetual motion, are these things performing for the viewer, or dancing alone?”

About the Artist
Michael Dassle is an artist working in Boston, MA. Dassle works between drawing, sculpture, video and performance addressing concepts about characters and objects coming to life, things being stuck, trapped frozen or forever moving in flux. Narrative and world building are current key concepts within his work. Dassle received a BFA from Montserrat College of Art and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He has shown both regionally and internationally between New England, New York and London, respectively.

Feature image: (Un)Formed Dance #5 (video still), 2018

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