Sunday, February 24, 2013


My MFA thesis exhibition opens in two weeks!

"CINEMATROPE explores themes related to the history of film and how it affects our identity as a culture as well as our memories as individuals. Through a reevaluation of cinematic tropes, Ryn has created a series of fictional film stills. These "stills" allude to genres and repetitive imagery within the world of film without referring to any specific movie. She has created fictional movie posters with the same approach.

Her video installation explores the experience of mentally projecting oneself into a movie while watching it. Relating to characters on screen influences one’s personality as well as confuses real memories with what has been watched. Ryn physically puts herself into this position by projecting scenes from movies and inserting herself as a character into the story. She exists as both a fanatic who wants to be a part of this fictitious world, and a critic making a comment on the absurdity of the charismatic influence film has over its viewers. In this dichotomy she plays both the voyeur and the exhibitionist.
The sound is a collection of dramatic tracks taken from movies to emphasize cinema’s ability to manipulate viewers’ emotions. The soundtrack runs twice as long as the picture, illustrating the influence sound has over perception."

UNO St. Claude Gallery 
2429 St. Claude Ave. 
New Orleans, LA 70117

Exhibition dates: March 9th-April 6th

Opening reception: March 9th, 6-9pm
Closing reception: April 6th, 6-9pm

Open Fri-Sun, 12-5pm
(Closed March 29th-31st for spring break)