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Opening reception: November 19, 2009, 5:30-8pm

judi rotenberg gallery

130 Newbury St

Boston, MA 02116


Gallery hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 10am-6pm

"Brian Knep: Traces, Behind the Scenes"

A documentary video by Georgie Friedman

10:13 min


watch online

ABOUT:  Brian Knep,

Brian Knep is a new-media artist who uses science and technology to explore change, healing, struggle, and acceptance. Often his works are dynamic and respond to changes in their environment. Some are simply aware of the passage of time while others are interactive, sensing and reacting to the people around them.


Through the scientific study of microscopic worms, Knep engages metaphysical questions of human behavior, the passage time, and our inevitable transition to death. Knep’s study of Caenorhabditis elegans, was inspired by the studies being conducted by scientists at the Harvard lab, specifically the study of aging, or the “disintegration of information” as they call it. However, while Knep applies learned methods of research, he departs from the dogma of science, and adopts a more human approach to the topic of aging. He is intrigued by the limitations of science, the inability of such a brilliant system to carry us closer to understanding human existence.