A couple of upcoming projects:
This month I will be showing at TELIC Arts Exchange's Distributed Gallery, in Los Angeles. The opening is scheduled for December 6 (details to follow). I am showing four videos, single animation loops converted from GIFs, on screens in different locations in LA's Chinatown neighborhood. TELIC is also publishing a booklet with an interview I did with artist and curator Sean Dockray. Here is a description of the project:
The Distributed Gallery, opening October 3, begins as a network of four video monitors in locations in and around Chinatown’s West and Central Plazas. Monitors will be located at Fong’s, Via Cafe, Ooga Booga, and the Public School. Each month someone new will curate or create an exhibition, accompanied by a small publication. Upcoming shows include: DIY, Tom Leeser, Geoff Manaugh, Tom Moody, the Public School, Annie Shaw, James Merle Thomas, and Wendy Yao.
On December 7, at 5 pm, several of my animated GIFs will be screened with piano accompaniment (yes!) at a Chicago space called the Nightingale, along with the work of other artists. The event is "The Web of Cokaygne; Candle and Bell," and the animated GIF screening is curated by Dain Oh:
"The Web of Cokaygne; Candle and Bell" is a three part screening. In a traditional sense it maintains a beginning, a middle and an end. The first section is 0P3NFR4M3W0RK, an open DIY digital art exhibition initiated by Jon Satrom, instantiated by Dain Oh for the "Web of Cokaygne; Candle and Bell" and previously at (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest (initiated by jonCates and jon.satrom). The second portion is 787 Cliparts, by Oliver Laric. A video in which he displays hand-selected clip art that he has found on the Internet in a manner that suggest continuity in motion and the persistence of vision. The third and final section of WoC is a selection of animated GIFs by both artists and non-artists working with the Internet. The artists include Petra Cortright, Olia Lialina + Dragan Espenschied, Guthrie Lonergan, Tom Moody, Jon Satrom and Paul Slocum. The selected GIF's are important examples to reflect the history of the moving image. Examples are gif versions of: a goat found on a bowl from Iran's Burnt City, Muybridge's horse, then moving to commercial cartoons, video games and finally, new media and www gif's. The screening will be executed in real time and accompanied by a live piano performance.
ish I could be there for both of these events ("W" is from the latter's website). More on them soon.
(Will also slip in here that Nasty Nets is doing something at the 2009 Sundance. More on that soon also.)