Video. Runtime: 5 Min.
The project explores the intersection of art, sport, and social contact through a collaboration with AI and the local pool community. It will consist of a surreal video animation created by myself and AI of regulars playing pool and having fun at my local pool hall. The animation of the pool players playing pool will be played on a large TV screen at the pool hall while the regular players are actually playing pool in real time. The viewer is presented with two different versions of the same event. Art and sport are traditionally viewed as distinct realms. This project challenges its dichotomy by presenting the viewer with a hybrid form that is both physical and virtual.
Location: Sharp Shooters Billiards, 7200 SW 117th Ave Miami, FL
Time: Saturdays and Sundays 2pm – 10pm from Dec 4 – 31st 2023
Cruz lives and works in Miami FL. She received her MFA from Goldsmiths University of London in 2014. She is a multi media artist focusing on painting, drawing and digital art. Solo shows include “”Slug and Slag””, (2023), NAME Publications, Miami, FL. “The Girl who ate all her hair””, (2015), Acme Project space, London, UK. Group exhibitions “”Imaginary Persons””, (2023), Patient info, Chicago, IL. “Bluprint”, (2023), Bridge Red Studios, Miami, FL. Cruz Received the Knight Foundation New Work Award (2023), Elephant Lab residency (2019), Acme Goldsmiths MFA Studio award (2014). As a passionate pool player (Billiards) and artist, I find that both activities help me to achieve a meditative state. I was, therefore, inspired to create this project at my local pool hall.