MIA: Strange Loop at the Armory Center for the Arts

posted by on 2012.07.26, under art, screening, video

I am excited to announce the final edit of my 2009-12 project, i dream in your language, will premiere in MIA: Strange Loop, curated by Alanna Simone, at the Armory Center for the Arts, Friday July 27 at 7pm.  Here’s the press release:

New Series Screens Video Art & Experimental Films

Please join us for the July screening of MIA at the Armory!

This month’s event takes place on July 27th at 7PM and features five projects each dealing with communication and misunderstanding.

Orgasmatique, Dramatique, Horror (2009) is a short performance questioning the portrayal of women and emotion in pornography, melodrama and horror films from Washinton D.C. artist Melissa Bruno.

Los Angeles artist Michele Jaquis envies people who speak multiple languages. Her series, i dream in your language (2009-2012) investigates the experience of seven such people, revealing the complex negotiations they undertake to translate and interpret words and meaning.

San Francisco based Whitney Lynn asks a rabbit (repeatedly) to ‘sit’ for a portrait in Commissioned (After W.W.) (2010).

The Complect Voice (Suite for Birds and Mammals) (2012) attempts to include a variety of animals in a musical collaboration with the artist Julie Rooney and composer Jonathan Sokol, both based in Boulder, CO.

The Foreignness of Language (2011) by Nina Ross explores the disruption of personal identity the artist experienced as she incorporated a second language after leaving Melbourne, Australia to live in Norway.

The MIA series began in June of 2012, founded by video artist Alanna Simone to promote the work of artists who use the moving image. Every 4th Friday the MIA series screens video art, experimental films, performance art, essay films and animation from local and international artists at the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103 (map). Each program is organized around a theme and lasts a little over an hour. A donation of $5 is suggested.

1440 Frames – review

posted by on 2009.08.27, under art, exhibition, review, screening

Nathalie Sanchez wrote a great review of the 1440 Frames show at Federal Art Project. Check it out.

Nam June Paik

posted by on 2006.06.01, under art, exhibition, performance, screening

Nam June Paik is considered to be the godfather of Video Art, the first artist to have access to the Sony Portapak. He was a fluxus artist and worked primarily in performance and video. He died this past January and tonight LACMA and LA Film Fourum will be honoring him tonight with a TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE AND ART OF NAM JUNE PAIK – “An evening of remembrances, performances, projected video works, and rarely seen clips.” If you are in LA this is not to be missed.

you promise

posted by on 2005.03.01, under art, screening

Tomorrow night (Wed. March 2 at 7pm) on the lawn at Otis College of Art and Design: “you promise”
A group screening of short videos curated by Bianca D’Amico. Featuring work by: Michael Brunswick , Dana Duff, MXF, Michele Jaquis, i+o, Jim Olech, Jennifer Porter, Adam Schwartz, Pascual Sisto, Jeremy Quinn, Carey Wheeler

upcoming events

posted by on 2003.10.04, under art, exhibition, performance, screening

October is a busy month for Rise Industries. Jeremy and I participated in a performance event Interchange last weekend. Check out images online if you missed it. Today I have a video being shown as part of The Best of Video 825 at MAK DAY. Also tonight at Gallery 825 I have a video/sculpture in the group exhibition Things d’ Art.

Here’s what else is coming up:

Oct 17 – Nov. 13: Women Trauma and Visual Expression at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago.

Oct 18: Now, and Now Again at The Wedge in the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles.

Oct 25: American Made at the LAtch in Los Angeles.