THE FICTION SCIENCE TRIANGLE
Work by Darrin Martin, Anthony Discenza,
Torsten Zenas Burns & Halflifers
A guest curated screening hosted by Studio 27
Presented by Darrin Martin & Anthony Discenza
Friday, June 29, 9:00 PM - Admission: Free
689 Bryant Street. Studio 27
Space station layovers, ghost acoustic residue and omnipotent
narrators are joined at the hip in this quintet of works by three
videomakers who work together and apart. Unfortunately,
the hip has fallen off because it belongs to a zombie...
but perhaps an inorganic psychic surgery exchange can replace it.
Come find out as this trio of artists chart a terrain of speculative
fictions and claim them as their science.
EXTENDING TRAINER: PRESSURE SUITS AND BROOM-CRAFTS
(Torsten Zenas Burns, 20 minutes, stereo, 2004/07).
A processed team-up between alternative space agencies,
cryptic training facilities, past-regressed family workshops,
feline androids, green helmets, beams of light, spectacular
strollers,organic projectiles, arcane crew choreography,
and video residency programs.
VIEWING #1 (Anthony Discenza, 9:30 minutes, stereo, 2006).
A meditation on the proliferation of images in the age
of information, and the limits of both textual and visual modes
of representation. Assembled from fragments of texts gathered
by a specific Google search, Viewing #1 describes a potential
image under continuously shifting terms in order to construct
a transient internal viewing experience.
MONOGRAPH IN STEREO (Darrin Martin, 17:20 minutes video, stereo,
2004/05). Documentary and experimental strategies are employed
to convey a struggle with congenital and operational hearing loss
and tinnitus, a continual ringing in the ear; a phantom auditory
perception. The work also stems from research upon the
interdependency of the senses with an emphasis on the balance
ascertained from binaural hearing and stereoscopic vision and the
imbalance caused by their uneven degradation. Images move between
poetic manipulations of landscapes, interiors and hearing tests.
I AM TODAY’S LESSON PLAN
(Darrin Martin and Torsten Zenas Burns,
10:30 minutes, stereo, 2004). Steve Seid of Pacific Film Archive calls
it, "An episodic adventure about extra-evolutionary transformation.
Organized as 'lesson plans', this unique work is an ambitious
tutorial for the neo-nauts of inner space."
AFTERLIFERS: WALKING AND TALKING:EXTENDED
(HalfLifers [Torsten Zenas Burns and Anthony Discenza],
23 minutes, stereo, 2004). The HalfLifers exhume
cinema’s favorite incarnation of mindless, decaying mortality, the
Zombie, in the hopes of breathing new life into this misunderstood
figure. From a panel discussion in an old TV studio to a quarantined
helicopter high above California’s rolling hills, these life-challenged
entities walk, talk, and chew on some of the more difficult questions
concerning the whole linear birth-death system.
Posted by Torsten Zenas Burns at 8:18 AM
IEA ten years of the Institute for Electronic Arts
OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 23.saturday 3:00-8:00PM
Zero field art center,798 ART ZONE,Beijing
EXHIBITION DATE: June 23-July 8,2007
PERFORMANCE: Steina Vasulka,June 23 Saturday5:00-8:00PM
GALLERIES: BS1 Contemporary art center,Huan Tie Art Zone,BeiJing
ORGANIZER: Institute for Electronic Arts,School of Art and Design,
NYSCC at Alfred University,Alfred,NY
COORDINATOR: CAFA media lab at CHINA central academy of fine art
UNDERTAKER: BS1 contemporary art center,Huan Tie art zone,BeiJing
Zero field art center,798 art zone,BeiJing
Fun art space,798 art zone,BeiJing
Yen club art center,798 art zone,BeiJing
CURATOR: Boyi Feng
SPECIAL THANKS: The PAJWELL FOUNDATION,Huan Yan,
XianQun Li,ZhiJuan Weng,Bing Bing,Zi Xiao STDIO,
WeiDong Mao,TROJANS ART
The complete two-channel "Learning Stalls: Lesson Plans"
a collaboration between Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin
will be making its Asian premiere in this show.
Learning Stalls:Lesson Plans is both the name of an installation
and a 66-minute videotape that can be screened as a singular unit,
as a two-channel installation or in chapter clusters. Several edits of
Learning Stalls, Lesson Plans, the 66 minute tape, have screened
and exhibited at various venues. Steve Seid at Pacific Film Archives
describes Learning Stalls, Lesson Plans as “an episodic adventure
about extra-evolutionary transformation. Organized as ‘lesson plans,’
this unique work is an ambitious tutorial for the neo-nauts of inner space.”
Posted by Torsten Zenas Burns at 10:58 PM