Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher: Reel to Reel

  • Feb 1, 2009 – Apr 12, 2009
Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher, "Reel to Reel", 2007, wood, aluminum,
Plexiglas, electric motors, LED lights, light bulbs, wire, miniature
surveillance cameras, custom electronics, felt, plastic, guitar strings,
effects modules, tuning machine heads, vinyl records, record player
sylus, video projector, computers, audio mixer, audio amplifier,
speakers, video fader, dimensions and duration variable. Courtesy of the


Fashioned from wood, wire, lights, motors and automated video and audio components, Reel to Reel is a large-scale installation by Texas-based artists Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher. Working collaboratively since 2002, Shore and Fisher have constructed a complex network of floor-and wall-based kinetic sculptures, each containing a mechanized film set or an electro-acoustic instrument. The work bridges high and low technologies, incorporating handmade mechanical sculptures and props, vinyl records, analog electronics, and video sequencing software. Once activated, “Reel to Reel” delivers a multisensory experience that is both poetic and captivating, and that further advances ideas about the relationship between the moving image and sound.

Jeff Shore (b. 1969, Richmond, IN; lives in Houston, TX) earned his BFA from the University of North Texas, Denton. Jon Fisher (b. 1969, Texas City; lives in Dripping Springs, TX) received a BM from the University of North Texas and an MM and DM from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Shore and Fisher’s collaborative works have been featured in recent solo exhibitions at Clementine Gallery, New York and McClain Gallery, Houston, and in numerous group exhibitions, including Constructions & Architecture, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas and Texas Prime, DiverseWorks, Houston. Reel to Reel is Shore and Fisher’s first solo museum exhibition.

Reel to Reel is co-organized by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


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