From: Kenneth White (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jan 22 2010 - 13:39:31 PST
BAER RIDGWAY EXHIBITIONS PRESENTS
JUST LOOK AROUND THIS PLACE
ONE-NIGHT SCREENING OF NEW WORKS IN VIDEO
CURATED BY KENNETH WHITE
FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY 2010 / 8PM / FREE
172 MINNA STREET, SAN FRANCISCO
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions of 172 Minna Street, San Francisco, presents
Just look around this place, a program of new works in video curated
by Kenneth White. The one-time screening will begin at 8pm on Friday,
January 22, 2010. Total running time is approximately one hour.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Just look around this place is a collection of seven short works in
video that explore the transformation of social relations by the video
medium. Using a diverse range of methods, including video-diary, home
video, animation, direct address, and appropriation, the artists
dissect their means of creative production and the mutations of social
performance that their medium instigates. Video is an environment
through which interaction is conditioned. In each work, we are
beckoned to “just look around this place,” and recognize the (often
hilarious) scenes of life performed for electronic media. Works and
artists include “Let’s watch this guy at a coffee shop.” (Julie
Perini), “HOME / VIDEO” (Michael Hession), “Video Terraform Dance
Party” (Jeremy Bailey), “Pine Point” (Kenneth White), “Beauty Plus
Pity” (Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby), “West Nile” (Tom
Sherman), and “The Frills 3.0” (Jimmy DiPasquale).
Kenneth White is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curator. He
is currently a graduate student in the Art History / Film Studies
Ph.D. Program at Stanford University. He received his B.F.A. in film
production from Syracuse University in 2005. He is a co-founder of the
Portland Film + Video Artists Collective, of Portland, Maine. White
will serve as a visiting curator in the summer 2010 session of the
Maine College of Art M.F.A. Program.
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions
Kent Baer and Eli Ridgway
Address: 172 Minna Street, San Francisco
Email: info [at] bearridgway [dot] com
Email: kenneth [underscore] white [at] mac [dot] com
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