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Gravity Art

March 1, 2008 6:00 pm to April 26, 2008

Image courtesy of the estate of Bas Jan Ader

 

TELIC Arts Exchange becomes a lab for the production of a new genre of art from March 1 through April 26. In light of recent cultural developments, video art, performance art, and conceptual art no longer seem like esoteric, avant-garde enterprises. Social networking and content distribution platforms, such as YouTube, suggest that these forms are becoming normative modes of public address and interaction.

Gravity Art, curated by filmmaker Rene Daalder, is an exhibition that retroactively proposes a genre based on the idea of gravity as a medium. Operating in relation to Daalder’s documentary on Bas Jan Ader, Here is Always Somewhere Else, and his website basjanader.com, this exhibition brings together several generations of conceptual artists through the unlikely, but perfectly obvious conceit of gravity.

One dominant theme of Gravity Art is an interrogation of the legacy of Bas Jan Ader, the conceptual artist from the Netherlands who found himself in various art schools in Southern California in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The exhibition itself follows this trajectory: an exhibition at De Appel co-curated by Daalder in Amsterdam called Gravity in Art was a point of departure for this show at TELIC; many of the artists are Dutch; and Daalder himself emigrated from the Netherlands to Los Angeles around the same time as Ader.

Gravity Art features work by are Vito Acconci, Bas Jan Ader, Monsieur Moo, Johanna Billing, Slater Bradley, Lonnie van Brummelen, Daniel Devlin, Gino de Dominicis, Hege Dons Samset, Friedrich Kunath, Gavin Maitland, Ari Marcopoulos, Liza May Post, Willem de Ridder, Pipilotti Rist, Fernando Sanchez, Wim Schippers and Wim Vanderlinden, Richard Serra, Pascual Sisto, Stelarc, Marco Schuler, Joel Tauber, Jacob Tonski, Tsui Kuang-Yu, Marijke van Warmerdam, Guido van der Werve, and Erik Wesselo.

A symposium presented by TELIC and hosted by Daalder at UCLA in April brings several Dutch conceptual artists to Los Angeles, including the renowned Fluxus performer Willem de Ridder and the successful newcomer Guido van der Werve, and a special presentation of Gerry Schum’s rarely seen but highly influential conceptual art film compilation Identifications.

This exhibition is made possible in part with support from the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and basjanader.com.

Rene Daalder: Curator
Aaron Ohlmann: Exhibition Coordination
Jens Hommert: Exhibition Design
Michael Sehnert: Technical Advisor
Pascual Sisto: Special thanks

Mondriaan Foundation

Human Jukebox

July 16, 2007

Human Jukebox
Monday, July 16, 2007
1-4pm and 6-9pm PST

The Royal Academy of Nuts + Bolts performs karaoke on demand, in person at the gallery or streamed live over the internet.

How it works:
1. Look at the song list.
2. Donate $5 per request via the PayPal link below.

What song do you want?

3. Songs will be performed in the order of receipt of request/ donation confirmation.
4. Watch performance here, on the Human Jukebox webpage, or at ustream.tv.

Please note:
* It can take up to 20 minutes for requests to be processed by PayPal.
* Songs requested before live broadcast will be performed when broadcast begins.
* Not all song files work: If the file you choose is corrupt, you will be asked to pick another song (no refunds)
* This is karaoke, not professional: The song will be performed with gusto, but possibly very little skill

Human Jukebox on screen

Human Jukeboxes

Human Jukebox

The Latency of the Moving Image in New Media

May 25, 2007 12:00 pm to June 9, 2007

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Curated by Eduardo Navas

“The Latency of the Moving Image in New Media” purposefully overlaps the
presentation by TROYANO collective on Art and Digital Culture, to take place
on May 24. The exhibit in combination with the talk are meant to provide a
space for critical reflection on the ongoing development of media culture.

What separates new media from previous media is in part waiting periods that
define public and private experience; whether the download of a file from
the Internet is taking longer than expected, an e-mail message has not been
sent from one server to another for some unknown reason, or a large file is
being rendered in video software like Final Cut Pro for output as a viewable
movie, new media is largely dependent on constant moments of waiting, often
referenced as latency. “The Latency of the Moving Image in New Media”
presents artists who make the most of latency as a crucial element in their
works.

Some of the works included in the exhibition are to be experienced online
while others are to be seen as projections in an actual space, and others
are downloadable interactive projects developed as freeware. The works will
be available for viewing at TELIC in a way that is sensitive to their
original contexts. A website will also be available for viewers outside of
Los Angeles to experience the online projects, and to give information about
those that are only viewable in the art space.

Artists participating in the exhibition include:

Art blogs:
Corey Eiseman (Miami, Florida, US)
Gustavo Romano (Buenos Aires, AR)

Online art:
Arcangel Constantini (Mexico City, MX)
Yann Le Guennec (Lorient, FR)

Videos:
Jorge Castro (Cordoba, AR)
Antonio Mendoza (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Katherine Sweetman (Los Angeles, CA, US)

Audiovisual interfaces:
Fuss! Members include
Raúl Marco Padilla and Guillermo López, (Madrid, ES) and Timo Daum, (Berlin,
DE)
Brian Mackern (Montevideo, UY)
Julia Masvernat (Buenos Aires, AR)