Both Ways Will Take You There features individual and collaborative works by Sarah Klein and David Kwan, highlighting their interests in experimental animation, visual music, and serial processes across a range of media.
Klein and Kwan share similar approaches to working with set vocabularies of forms, and then altering and combining them to derive many variations and manifestations. The building blocks of their work can start out as line drawings, test tones from electronic devices, or GIFs created on a smartphone. The transformation process can involve coloring, collaging and layering, manipulations in the time domain, or transcoding to another medium.
The monoprints in the exhibition can be read as scenes from a long animation, where elements are constantly in motion and evolving in their composition. Some of the videos are produced by driving test tones into televisions to create visual patterns, and then manipulating the tones and patterns to form chords and clusters. Or the patterns form the basis for a series of monoprints, which in turn are reassembled into an animation.
The 40-plus works of monoprints, animations and sound in this exhibition are a record of the ideas and processes passed between Klein and Kwan. This is a multisensory space where viewers can experience them in an immersive and contemplative way.