Cowboys, Cliches, Codes, and Conspiracies - WPA\C Experimental Media Series

From: Ding Ren (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 21 2006 - 12:09:52 PDT

September 21, 2006

The Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran Presents:

Cowboys, Cliches, Codes, and Conspiracies -

Designing narrative strategies and meanings in experimental media


Night #1 of WPA\C's Experimental Media Series 2
Curated by Peggy Parsons (Head, Department of Film Programs, National
Gallery of Art)

Cowboys, Cliches, Codes, and Conspiracies -

Formal and narrative strategies in experimental and digital media ---
recycling old formats, borrowing styles and symbols, mixing fact and
fiction, playing off old and new storytelling devices, merging collage and
animation, and augmenting texture and color --- will be examined in works
featured in Night #1 of the WPA\C Experimental Media Series 2. A special
appearance by performance/media artist Ben Coonley will kick off the



Untitled - Lisa Blatt - Washington, DC

Digital Poem #1 - Paris Bustillos - Washington, DC

Figure in the Carpet - Jennifer Levonian - Philadelphia

Seasonal Quartet, Winter Movement - Chris Lynn - Maryland

Pushing Cowboys - Lilly McElroy - Chicago

ADAGIO - Roger Ngim - San Francisco

In Places - Erik Olofsen - Amsterdam

State of the Union - Randall Packer - Washington, DC

Oil: You Can Depend On It - Rob Parrish - Washington, DC

Shroud of Security - James Schneider - Washington, DC

Sigh - Ann Steuernagel - Massachusetts

Nature on a Leash - Gail Scott White - Virginia


Live Power Point performance & 3D video by:

Ben Coonley, New York

- Remapping the Apparatus: Cinematographic Specificity and Hybrid
Media [Otto Content Wizards]

- Valentine for Perfect Strangers

- 3D Trick Pony

- The Best Gifts



Day: Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art Armand Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC
(New York Avenue entrance)



For inquiries regarding the WPA\C Experimental Media Series 2, please
contact Ding Ren, WPA\C Program Director at 202.639.1828 or e-mail
email suppressed> .


WPA\Corcoran is an independent, non-profit 501 c(3) organization whose
mission is to promote excellence in contemporary art in the region by
presenting experimental exhibitions and performances, stimulating dialogue
between emerging and established artists, and involving artists in
educational programs that benefit local residents. WPA\Corcoran was formed
in 1996 as an organization that unites the independent spirit and regional
focus of the former Washington Project for the Arts (est. 1975) with the
institutional strength and historical perspective of the Corcoran Gallery of
Art. WPA\C is based at the Corcoran, where it initiates and supports a broad
range of projects both at the museum and at off-site locations in
Washington, DC.



Ding Ren
WPA\C Program Director
500 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.