RENO, NEVADA.- The Nevada Museum of Art presents Amy Globus: electric sheep, through May 08, 2005. Amy Globus: electric sheep is a video installation which provides viewers with a unique audio-visual experience as they watch an octopus make its way through glass tubing. Under such close observation the octopus becomes oddly sensuous as it writhes and squeezes through the confined space. The image is both disturbing and beautiful, a sensation that is underscored by the accompanying soundtrack, “Wrecking Ball” by Emmylou Harris, in which romance and love are coupled with suggestions of fear and destruction.
Amy Globus debuted electric sheep as part of “Future Noir” a group exhibition organized by Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, NY in 2004. The exhibition was inspired by Syd Mead’s set designs for Blade Runner and Tron. Amy Globus derived the title for electric sheep from Philip K. Dick’s 1968 science fiction book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which was adapted into the science fiction cult film Blade Runner. Amy Globus: electric sheep serves to meet the NMA’s goal of introducing the community to the most current movements in contemporary art as well as showcasing an internationally recognized piece of new media.
Amy Globus received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Columbia University. She has participated in numerous exhibits in the United States and abroad, including the Liverpool Biennial as well as a solo exhibition at D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY. In 2003 Globus received the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellowship Award for Art.