Sabbatical Exhibition at MCAD 2009
Above: Kevin Byrne, 2009. From his current exhibition, 300 Jumps.
Still teaching, still sharing, MCAD Professor Kevin Byrne is currently
showing work from his mapping research. My own revelation from
Kevin’s complex exhibition is that of course Powers of Ten was
influenced by the work of Kees Boeke (see this recent post).
From Kevin’s exhibition statement: “My earliest encounter with
globalism was probably first viewing the work of Kees Boeke and the
Eames. As a college freshman some forty years ago I saw an amazing
film and read a handsome little book by Mr. Boeke titled ‘Cosmic View:
The Universe in 40 Jumps’. Seven years later, as I arrived to teach here
at MCAD, Charles and Ray Eames released their film titled “Powers of Ten”;
it was based on Boeke’s work. Boeke and Eames’ universe was visualized
as a gradation of jumps between spatial scales; it was a great metaphor
on which to drape one’s interest in – and love for – mapping. ”
Una fuente de inspiración, el Profesor Byrne!