Hello, here are some updates regarding shows that happened this summer and upcoming events. Most of the summer has been spent preparing for a solo exhibition titled “Stars, They’re Just Like Us” at Interstate Projects, opening September 7 and running through October 20, 2013.
Stars, They’re Just Like Us
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
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“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
The work in this show investigates the paradox of connection and belonging within systems that simultaneously contain us and comprise us.
Between adoration and denunciation we find an unpredictable psychological space. We build this space out of a yearning for connection to something other than ourselves, something extraordinary. Here we can see our potential for greatness, even stardom. Yet another desire is also shaped in this space, a conflicting desire to reduce this greatness to the prosaic. We probe further and deeper, looking for evidence that this extraordinary presence is ordinary after all, that the stars are just like us.
My video Lose Yourself is screening on Vdrome through the end of August. Vdrome is an online platform that offers regular, high quality screenings of films and videos directed by visual artists and filmmakers, whose production lies in-between contemporary art and cinema.
The Invisible World will screen in the competition program as part of the 25 FPS Festival in Zagreb, Croatia. The festival takes place Sept. 26-29, 2013.
The Invisible World will screen as part of the 17th Annual Edition of Views from the Avant-Garde, in the 51st New York Film Festival. Views will take place between Thursday, October 3 and Monday October 7, 2013 at the elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on 65th Street at Lincoln Center.
I will present a solo screening of videos as part of the Show & Tell series at Anthology Film Archives, programmed by Andrew Lampert. The screening will take place Thursday, October 17, 2013 and include a conversation afterwards with Rachael Rakes. More details to come.
Remote will screen as part of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur in Switzerland, happening November 5-10, 2013. More details coming in October.
The Eternal Quarter Inch will screen as part of “20 Years of CUFF (Chicago Underground Film Festival”, a retrospective shorts program at Spectacle Theater in NYC, happening September 17, 2013.
The Eternal Quarter Inch will be included in the Fall East Coast tour of Acid Rain, featuring videos from 2008-2013. The tour info can be found here
Headroom, the microcinema series I began last spring is back for another season. Check out the new site (still under construction!) for information on the fall season featuring Sasha Waters Freyer’s “Chekhov for Children“, Eric Fleischauer and Jason Lazarus’s “256 Colors” and Mike Olenick’s “All the Memory in the World” with more to come.
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