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Erick Meyenberg: The wheel bears no resemblance to a leg

Working at the interstices of drawing, collage, video, data analysis, and sound, Mexican artist Erick Meyenberg (b. 1980) generates immersive multimedia experiences that merge complex processes of translation—from data to object to image. Premiering in this exhibition, the three-channel video work The wheel bears no resemblance to a leg (2016) borrows its title from Les mamelles de Tirésias (The Breasts of Tiresias), a 1903 play written by the Polish-French poet Guillaume Apollinaire, who coined the term surrealism. The plot, in which a man gives birth to children, conveys the poet’s essential idea: imagination will preserve art from modern science through the union of surprise and analogical parallels to reality.