1300 Elmwood Avenue
"Architects frequently like to think of buildings as sculptures on a landscape. This is something that is lost on most people, Brummund brings this back and makes it more apparent to the rest of us. Video performance isolating a section of the Burchfield Penney Art Centers own building will re-investigate the surface and form of our new home." -S. Propeack, Burchfield-Penney Art Center Curator for Beyond/In Western New York 2010
1300 Elmwood Avenue was commissioned by the Burchfield-Penney Art Center as part of the international biennial "Alternating Currents." The temporary digital projectiong lights up the exterior of the museum, which was designed by Gwathmey, Siegel, & Associates in 2008. Images referencing the museum's collection, Gwathmey's ideas about architecture, and the local landscape are projected onto the building. Through this carefully designed video, abstract ideas that define (or defined) the place are layered with actual zinc and stone of the building. The installation flattens the building and gives it new dimension. It brings to life the story of the place, while also becoming another immaterial idea about the place.