From: Thomas Beard (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 28 2008 - 20:35:16 PDT
It's Always Halloween
Presented by Jacob Ciocci
Friday, October 31, 2008 at 8pm
55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, New York
Pittsburgh artist Jacob Ciocci will present a new 20-minute mix of original
videos and animations. He will also be premiering his new performance I Let
My Nightmares Go which uses a video projector and live dance moves to
grapple with mental demons, web 2.0, G.O.D., 21st-century breakdown, real
lies and fake truths, cartoon violence, and awareness bracelets.
In addition he will be presenting a short program of video work by Jesse
Hulcher (Pittsburgh/NYC) and Carlos Gonzales (Providence, RI).
Jacob Ciocci is a member of the east coast art collective Paper Rad. His
work is concerned with the relationships between popular culture, technology
and notions of transcendence. In his paintings, comics, performances, net
art and videos, contemporary and recently forgotten cultural symbols
confront one another inside a frenzied cartoon universe that is
simultaneously celebratory and critical.
Jacob's work has been shown at the MoMA (Automatic Update, 2007), the New
Museum, (ArtBase 101, Paper Rad and Matt Barton, 2005), The ArtReview 25 at
Phillips de Pury, New York (2005), The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (2003),
Tate Britain, London (2003); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2003)
and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2003).
Jacob and Paper Rad have received critical acclaim in a range of
publications, including: The New York Times; ArtReview, Artforum, Art in
America, Rolling Stone, Mute, Vice, Issue, and Select. Publications include
Internet Art (Thames and Hudson, 2004), and 2 artistıs books designed by
Paper Rad: BJ and da Dogz and Cartoon Workshop/Pig-Tales (Picture Box Inc).
Tickets - $6, available at door.
About Light Industry
Light Industry is a new venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New
York. Developed and overseen by Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, the project has
begun as a series of weekly events at Industry City in Sunset Park, each
organized by a different artist, critic, or curator. Conceptually, Light
Industry draws equal inspiration from the long history of alternative art
spaces in New York as well its storied tradition of cinematheques and other
intrepid film exhibitors. Through a regular program of screenings,
performances, and lectures, its goal is to explore new models for the
presentation of time-based media and foster an ongoing dialogue amongst a
wide range of artists and audiences within the city.
About Industry City
Industry City, an industrial complex in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is home to a
cross-section of manufacturing, warehousing and light industry. As part of a
regeneration program intended to diversify the use of its 6 million square
feet of space to better reflect 21st century production, Industry City now
includes workspace for artists. In addition to offering studios at
competitive rates, Industry City also provides a limited number of
rent-stabilized studios for artists in need of low-cost rental space. This
program was conceived in response to the lack of affordable workspace for
artists in New York City and aims to establish a new paradigm for industrial
redevelopment--one that does not displace artists, workers, local residents
or industry but instead builds a sustainable community in a context that
integrates cultural and industrial production.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.