LIGHT INDUSTRY PRESENTS:
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 8pm
"outsite with the others"
Curated by eteam
The summer is all about the outdoors and outdoor activities. In the program out site with the others, artists who traveled there send out insight views and instructions on how to face reality, when suddenly enveloped by the outside and forced to be guided by the others. The program explores how these artists navigate the distance and communicate in these surroundings. Naturally the transmissions are fragmented, distorted and removed and make us wonder: Why is the outside so isolating? And who are the others? Why can’t we see them? Is the out side just a stage on which we act when in need of some more mental space? Is it the rain that talks to us, or the bird that gives us directions?
Lo-Fi Green Sigh, Kristin Lucas, video, 2004
Shot on location at Biosphere 2 and in the surrounding Arizona desert, Lo-Fi Green Sigh is a playful pastiche of science fiction movie conventions, scored to ominous electronic drones. Lucas' student collaborators and artist colleagues don makeshift space-suits and play badminton among the cacti, while Lucas herself scans the electromagnetic spectrum with an antenna fashioned from a vegetable steamer. With its retro-futuristic architecture, eerily artificial interiors, and otherworldly landscapes, Lo-Fi Green Sigh merges B-movie science and science fiction, with echoes of Roswell, alien life, and extra-terrestrial feedback. - EAI
Zwischenzeit – Suedrand (Interim Time – Southern Outskirts), Annette Goedde / Arnold von Wedemeyer, video, 2007
Based on paintings of children’s portraits in landscapes from the beginning of the 19th century, the two artists developed a film in which a camera revolving on its own axis films a 360-degree panorama of the outskirts of Berlin. By replacing the accessories of the painted children with contemporary ones and shifting the picture backgrounds, the atmosphere of the 100 year-old pictures was transposed into a modern setting. With the use of a camera capable of shooting at high frame rate, the loop appears as a picture-like panorama with extremely slow motion movements and minimum action.
OYMA (Outstanding Young Men of America),
Michael Smith, video, 1996
Mike gets nominated as an Outstanding Young Man of America and decides to have a party to celebrate. He digs out his Disco suits and, 'strutting his funky stuff' to the sound of Disco Inferno, sets up glitter balls and decorates the house. Night falls as Mike looks to the sky and contemplates his future as an OYMA. Smith's deadpan style, and the fact that he is celebrating on his own, undermines the expectations of celebrating society's recognition of the individual, as represented by the presumably fictional OYMA. - EAI
EXCHANGE PROGRAM:GALACTICA / LIFESPACE,
Torsten Zenas Burns, video, 2002
A fusion between architectural bodies and space-time bodies. Reimagining one's life aboard an improvisational spacestation.
Testfahrt 2, Harry Sachs and Franz Hoeffner, video, 2002
Venice by car.
King, Olaf Breuning, video, 2000
A tattooed, dreadlocked man races through the desert, dons a knight’s armour - over which he wears shorts - flings a sword around and runs off. Later the film becomes a kind of pop video, with a parade of figures in blackface and others in ghost costume. - frieze
tests of courage, eteam, video stream, 2008
A live narrated challenge in Second Life.
The Meadow, Bjørn Melhus, video, 2007
In his works the artist Bjørn Melhus subjects well-known, foremost American, media formats and their reception by a more an more commercialised society to a process of reflection, de-construction and re-conceptualisation. Melhus borrows the characters of his works from the pop culture constituted in film and television and with their help questions the myths of our consciousness of media. - Anita Becker Frankfurt
Since 1998 Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht work on collaborative projects (since 2000 as eteam). Their projects have been shown in exhibitions at the PS1, NY; EYEBEAM, NY; MUMOK, Vienna; Momenta Art, Sara Meltzer Gallery, Nicole Klagsbrun in New York City and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Spain, among other venues. Videos by the eteam have been screened at the Transmediale, Berlin; TIDF Taipeh, the New York Video Festival, the 11th Biennale of the moving image Geneva and other festivals in the US, Europe and Asia. They have been awarded a NYSCA Grant, a Harvestworks Artist Grant, an EYEBEAM Production Grant, and an Experimental Television Center Finishing Fund. In 2005 they have been selected for the "New Commissions Program" with Art in General, NY and were awarded a Digital Matrix Commission. They are fellows of Yaddo and Macdowell Colony and received a 2007/08 Rhizome commission for their project secondlife dumpster.
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Posted by Torsten Zenas Burns at 10:08 PM
Catharine Clark Gallery presents:
Cummings, Birk, Diaz Hope, HalfLifers at Catherine Clark Gallery
July 19 - August 23, 2008; opening Saturday, July 19, 5-7pm, San Francisco
MORE INFO: www.cclarkgallery.com
Catharine Clark Gallery's New Location
150 Minna Street, Ground Floor (between 3rd and New Montgomery)
San Francisco, CA, 94105 - 415-399-1439
Catharine Clark Gallery
Solo Exhibition: Timothy Cummings: "Last Call"
Installation: Sandow Birk selections from "Leading Causes of Death in America"; Andy Diaz Hope with Laurel Roth
Video Project: AfterLifers: Walking and Talking by HalfLifers (Anthony Discenza and Torsten Zenas Burns)
July 19 - August 23, 2008
Catharine Clark Gallery announces the upcoming solo exhibitions of new paintings by Timothy Cummings, titled "Last Call". "AfterLifers: Walking and Talking", a collaborative video project by Anthony Discenza and Torsten Zenas Burns, will be featured in the Video Project Room. Selections from Sandow Birk's "Ten Leading Causes of Death" will be featured in the back gallery, along with a collaborative installation by Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth. An opening reception for the artists is Saturday, July 19, 5 - 7pm.
For Cummings, last call is a state of existence where the perpetual desire to nurse a drink functions as an antidote for the pain associated with a more sober experience of contemporary life. In an era of continuous bad news, Cummings argues, many dangerously choose diversion over engagement. Cummings' zombie-youth admonish the viewer that without awareness and action, we may soon face a political reality that is devoid of choice, where our voices are rendered silent, and we too resemble the zombie characters of horror films.
HalfLifers, Anthony Discenza and Torsten Zenas Burns, working with reimagined zombie-characters in their collaborative video work since 1994, exhume cinema's favorite incarnation of mindless, decaying mortality in the hopes of breathing new life into this misunderstood figure.
A selection of prints from Sandow Birk's series "The Ten Leading Causes of Death" alongside a chandelier constructed from pills and hypodermic needles by Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth, similarly examine how certain behavior, generally in excess, contributes to a zombie-like existence that can lead to a general apathy towards life.
Posted by Torsten Zenas Burns at 9:54 PM