SMFA Traveling Scholars

We went to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston last Saturday for the opening of the SMFA Traveling Scholars — this very noble scholarship award that our friend Niq received from School of the Museum of Fine Arts — and of course to see him and his film for this exhibition!


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston :: entrance is on the other side, but back side is already great.



The entrance:


Big head statue :: there was another one on the other side and that one had opened eyes.


Our friend Niq’s work description:


“Film comes alive when projected but exists as material in its dormant state. In ‘Sunburns’ I am exploring the intersection of materiality and visuality. Solar energy has been focused through a magnifying glass and its imprint burned into the film. Projection transforms the process; the light of the projector takes the place of the sun and the eye becomes the receiving surface.”Nicolas Brynolfson

How interesting. The film was really interesting and beautiful to me, every burned frame was different and created an amazing art. It was like watching a slide show of painting, but it also had a rhythm.

His projector:


OK, there was no way to capture his awesome film nicely on my camera in the dark, but here are some that I tried… these are the creation of Niq and the sun.




There are 6 more artists’ work in this exhibition, they are all different type of art, if you are in Boston area, this is going on until May 3rd so you should go check it out.

Congratulations again, Niq, for this great film, great exhibition!!