Monthly Archives: July 2012

Chronovision Video Art Showcase: July 21st

The Chronovisor was a theoretical time-travel device alleged to have existed in the 1920s, able to view the past and events yet to come. Chronovision Video Showcase is an essay on the high emprise of experimental film: archaic methods mixed with new technology, the brave exploration of the infinite possibilities and permutations that exist in the linear unfolding of time. Each piece pushes the boundaries of film and video itself, using anachronistic combinations of ancient mixers found footage, modern scanners- even fruit and human hair, the works fold the very time and space these technologies are meant to capture back in upon themselves. Featuring multimedia performances by Kyle Swick and Elaine Carey. A mixture of performance, installation, print and projection. Curated by multimedia artist and consummate time-traveler, Carrie Schreck.

Open Bar, 21+

 

Performace by:

Elaine Carey “Unus Mudus” is a live, cassette tape-based sound assembly piece and installation by Los Angeles-based artist/performer and ametuer metaphysicist, Elaine Carey. Using manipulated, abstracted magnetic tape to create a sensory environment, Carey seeks to explore the relationship between the physical properties of stimuli and our psychological perceptions of them. In pairing the harmonious and familiar with the chaotic and disjointed, modern digital with obsolete analog technologies, the subjective, active experience of the creation of this work with the objective, passive experience of an audience, asking them to coexist and to interact, Carey aims to suggest that as part of the same reality, they are ultimately one.

Works by:

Clover Oak, William Sabiston, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, Drone Dungeon, & Miko Revereza

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TEMPLE DU SOLEIL Performance: July 18 2012

 

Art+Music

Currently showing
HEAP curated by Elana Melissa Hill

Performances by-
Emily Reo and Little Spoon perform at Temple Ad Hoc on Wednesday July 18. Doors at 8, music at 9.

Check them out:

http://emilyreo.bandcamp.com/
http://littlespoon.bandcamp.com/

this is a free event, 21+

HEAP July 13th

HEAP

Curated by Elana Melissa Hill

Opening reception: July 13th 8 pm-12 am

Artists:

Laurel Frank
Kyla Hansen
Nicolas Shake

A heap of garbage in the desert, a pile of props backstage, a collection of curious things in an abandoned house. Each object has a history and conceptual weight of it’s own, with infinite potential for creation of narrative as it is appropriated, re-contextualized and manipulated.

Laurel Frank, Kyla Hansen and Nicolas Shake search for places where the real and fake overlap.  They look for where memory, nostalgia and context allow the meaning of every-day objects to shift and grow. They glean treasures and absurd objects that have been de-valued or discarded and transform them with lights, glitter and humor into strange and fascinating sculptures.

Nicolas Shake’s sculptures are site-specific and temporary so he photographs them out in the desert where they are created. In the studio he creates photographs and paintings that immortalize these ephemeral arrangements as the original sculpture bakes and falls back apart.

Kyla Hansen is also drawn to the wasteland between agglomerations as areas rich with nostalgic ties to western films and country music as well as a kind of vision of an apocalyptic post-industrial landscape. Theatricality in Hansen’s work is crucial as she says it “… creates open spaces of possibility, in which objects may be experienced untethered to conventional contexts.”

The importance of theatrical narratives is prevalent in Laurel Frank’s work as well, as she uses every-day prop shop materials like cardboard and glue to make strange and clever objects covered with foil and glitter, full of flaws and finger prints as a record of the labor that went into making them. Frank’s work uses these ‘fake’ materials, transforming them, breathing life into the simple materials associated with theatrical grandeur as well as queerness.

Laurel Frank, Kyla Hansen, and Nicolas Shake each search for objects heavy with meaning as cultural signifiers and manipulate those pieces to both embellish and challenge pre-existing associations through humor and whimsical play. This exhibition is meant to catalyze an expansive discussion between the work of these three artists.

 

For more information:

http://commonwealthandcouncil.com/exhibitions/GLOW/2images.html

http://kyla-hansen.blogspot.com/

http://www.nicolasshake.com/