Somewhere only we know will be screening at the SF Indie Fest. The festival takes place Feb. 3rd to 17th.
Acid Rain: A Plague Upon The Waves, is an exhibition of non-video art produced by a select group of artists that have broadcast their video work on Acid Rain Production within the last two years. The exhibition opens on January 14 with a free reception from 6-9pm and closes on February 5. The show will also be on view during the upcoming Cultural District Gallery Crawl on January 28 from 5:30-9pm.
Started in 2008 by Jerstin Crosby, Acid Rain Production is a cable access series dedicated to broadcasting video art in Manhattan, and several stations in North Carolina, where the show first began. A Plague Upon the Waves includes work byTony Balko, Jerstin Crosby, David Colagiovanni, Barry Doupe with Dennis Ha, Jesse Hulcher, Thad Kellstadt, Jesse McLean, Lydia Moyer, Jason Polan, Niels Post, Megan Sullivan, Petri Saarikko, and Josh Tonies. Several of these artists either currently reside in Pittsburgh, or have in the past, while several others live in Virginia, New York, Vancouver, Rotterdam, and Helsinki. The title of this exhibit was appropriated from an outdated science book, but also functions to reference a psychedelic subversion of broadcast airwaves.
Past Acid Rain exhibitions have included a screening of videos at Branch Gallery in Durham, NC, organized by Acid Rainproducer Jerstin Crosby in January 2009 as well as a summer screening series of video and ‘experimental’ popsicles at Fe Gallery, Artist Image Resource, Encyclopedia Destructica, and Future Tenant in Pittsburgh. Since its beginning in July 2008, the television series has broadcast work by a number of emerging and established video and new media artists such as Michael Robinson, Ryan Trecartin, Michael Bell Smith, Ben Russell, Jacob Ciocci, Boru O’Brien O’Connell, Peter Burr, Guthrie Lonergan, Sasha Huber, and many others.
Magic for Beginners won First Prize in the Shorts Program at 3RFF. I’m honored! Thanks for the love Pittsburgh.