BODY PRACTICES Exhibition Opens November 5, 2014
Qualcomm Institute Fall 2014 Exhibition in gallery@calit2
"Body Practices" opens with panel/reception Nov. 5, 2014, runs through Jan. 9, 2015
The gallery@calit2 launches Body Practices, an exhibition that explores notions of virtual and physical presence. The exhibition is curated by Trish Stone and it features works by artists Ursula Damm, Electronic Disturbance Theater/b.a.n.g. lab, Desirée Holman, Tara Knight, Alex McLean, Bryce Clayton Newell, and Victoria Vesna.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
5:00pm Panel with artists Ricardo Dominguez, Brett Stalbaum, Katharina Rosenberger and curator Trish Stone (Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall)
6:00pm Gallery Reception (gallery@calit2 and Lobby, Atkinson Hall)
This fall, gallery@calit2 explores notions of virtual and physical presence through the exhibition Body Practices. To curate the show, Trish Stone worked with members of the gallery committee to select artists and artworks for the exhibition. Body Practices as a theme resonates in different ways across the disciplines of art, music, theater, media, and design. It includes both live performance and remote broadcasting. Bodies are understood as able to be copied, downloaded, projected onto and manipulated. They move through space both real and virtual. Bodies change with time and are encoded with multiple layers of identity.
Body Practices opens November 5, 2014 and will run through January 9, 2015.
Ursula Damm uses generative video algorithms and body sensors in her videos Transit and I am a Sensor. Electronic Disturbance Theater/b.a.n.g. lab present the Transborder Immigrant Tool (TBT) - EDT 2.0. TBT repurposes used mobile phones with software which aspires to guide tired and dehydrated citizens to water safety sites along the border. Desirée Holman explores space, aliens, and astrology in her Sophont series, from which two paintings can be seen in the gallery: Aura, Buckminster Fuller, and Aura, Annie Besant. On view from Tara Knight is Mikumentary, a series of short films about the Hatsune Miku phenomenon. Alex McLean provides videos of Live Coding, the use of programming languages in improvised musical performance. Bryce Clayton Newell presents The Tinaja Trail and the Transborder Immigrant Tool, a documentary film about the social issues surrounding the above-mentioned TBT. Victoria Vesna displays prints from Bodies INCorporated, an online site established 20 years ago, where members could participate in an institutionalized bureaucracy of virtual identity construction.
Gallery hours will be 11am-5pm Monday through Friday. The gallery will be closed over the UCSD holiday break December 22, 2014-January 2, 2015. The opening event Wednesday, November 5, 2014, is free and open to the public. A panel will be held in the Calit2 Auditorium 5pm-6pm, followed by a reception. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Host: Jordan Crandall, Visual Arts & Qualcomm Institute.