Spring 2015 updates

Hello and Happy Spring! Below are some updates regarding upcoming activities, lots of cool stuff coming up with some travel and screenings:

March 23-29Ann Arbor Film Festival, I’m participating as a juror and am thrilled to see so much great work and present a solo program.

March 23The Invisible World screens at the Cleveland Institute of Art

April 3-9 – I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining screening as part of the Athens International Film and Video Festival

April 5-7 –  First Person Cinema – UC Boulder screening, looking forward to mountains!

April 18-20 –  Experimental Response Cinema screening in Austin and a visit to Texas State.

May 13-17 –  I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining screens as part of Chicago Underground Film Festival.

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I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining

 

To Feel What I Am – Hap Gallery, Portland, OR

I’m happy to announce that I am part of a group show at Hap Gallery  in Portland, OR, To Feel What I Am, curated by Iris Williamson and Eileen Isagon Skyers. The show runs from March 5-28 and featuring artists Zoë Burnett, Calos Jiménez Cahua, Jennifer Chan, Valerie Green, Ivan Lozano, Ian Swanson, Tobian Zehntner and myself.

In To Feel What I Am, curators Eileen Isagon Skyers and Iris Williamson take a nuanced approach, cultivating works by artists working with various media to survey the power and failure of communication in a digital age.

The exhibition considers the ways in which digital media meant for connecting people instead disconnects and alters human interaction. Many of the urgencies and demands placed on humans by technology begin to produce a sensation of guilt and failure–what becomes prevalent is the sheer quantity of circulation itself, rather than the content of any message being circulated.

To Feel What I Am explores how the constant dialogue between person and screen both reveals and conceals emotional vulnerabilities below the surface.

Hap has also released an accompanying publication, titled To Feel What I Am, as this month’s Hap Edition. The book includes essays written by Jesse Darling, Jessica Sage, Eileen Isagon Skyers, and Brooke Wendt and art by Zoë Burnett, Johnny Ray Alt, Darren Goins, Christina Humphreys, and Layet Johnson.

Anti-Grand online catalog with lots to explore

The Anti-Grand online catalog is up and is fantastic. More information about the exhibition, director’s foreword and curator preface, images plus each artist has either an interview or a short essay about their work on the ‘artists’ page, including another interview with me and Kenta Murakami.

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On view January 15 through March 6, 2015, in the Harnett Museum of Art, is the exhibition Anti-Grand: Contemporary Perspectives on Landscape. The exhibition features 24 contemporary, international artists, artists’ collectives and game developers who examine, challenge, and re-define the concept of landscape while simultaneously drawing attention to humanity’s hubristic attempts to relate to, preserve, and manage the natural environment. Through abstraction and simulation, parody and pastiche, the artists explore the ways in which we relate to the land, working in video, installation, video games, and traditional two- and three-dimensional work.