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Photographer Liz Nielsen works in a room above a boxing gym that is just as much a laboratory as it is an artist's studio. The room is filled with colored gels, fiber optic lights, stacks of photo paper and a box with a label that says "disco balls and rainbow machine." These items and more are what Liz uses for her photographic experiments, and the prints that result from her visual investigations into light and color are pinned up all over the studio walls. There are abstract photographs depicting colored geometrical forms floating against pure black backgrounds, circular images of what appear to be deep space, and an assortment of collages and other seemingly photographic works, some clearly successful experiments others still on the drawing board. Liz is interested most of all by color and specifically the physics of color, from the ways that colors can be manipulated in the dark room, to the ancient light from outer space seen only through deep space telescopes.
Phyllis Baldino is a video artist based in Brooklyn. In her videos and photographs Baldino explores scientific phenomenon like multiple dimensions and the end of the world as well as issues of privacy and technology
This week on the program, painter Brandon Schreck. He talks about getting into painting later in life, the influence of music on his artwork, and why he's attracted to abstract painting.
Phyllis Baldino is a video artist based in Brooklyn, New York. In her latest exhibition, Baldino brings together pieces that explore her career-long interest in scientific phenomenon. From the multiple dimensions inhabited by sub-atomic particles, to the end of the world and issues of privacy and technology, Baldino translates big ideas into a visual language that takes the form of single-channel videos and photographs.
For more than 10 years German artist Bjoern Schulke has been making interactive kinetic sculptures. His works bring together steel, wood, lights, motors, electronic sensors, solar panels and even theremins into machines that move, see and make noise all on their own.
Liz Neilsen's photographic experiments draw on images of deep space and the relationship between light and time. Using fiber optic lights, disco balls, multiple exposures and darkroom techniques Liz Neilsen makes a range of colorful abstract photographic images that she says are inspired by everything from the Large Hadron Collider to the streets that she photographs daily on the way to and from work. Liz is fascinated by images of deep space and the relationship between light and time. In her studio she creates her own fictional deep space photographs and long exposure color photographs made with homemade negatives collaged from color gels. This week I visited Liz's studio above a gym in Bushwick, to find out more about her hybrid photography practice

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