Saturday, January 28, 2017
Sotheby's Institute Of Art
Sotheby's Institute of Art presents short conversations with artists working in public and/or unconventional formats, considering the methods and means by which they work. Led by Kibum Kim, owner of project space Skibum MacArthur and a member of the faculty at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
11:30am - 12:10pm - Huang Rui (with Danielle Shang)
12:20pm - 1:00pm - Dwyer Kilcollin
Screening & Conversation
Rick Prelinger, founder of the Prelinger Archives, screens Lost Landscapes of L.A., a cultural history of greater Los Angeles made with footage from his vast archives. The archivist, writer, filmmaker and UC Santa Cruz professor combines excerpts from largely unseen “ephemeral” sources—home movies, and studio-produced background “process plates”—into a richly detailed socio-topographical study of cityscape and myth that casts the contemporary terrain in a new light. Founded in 1983, Prelinger Archives is among the largest repositories of its kind in the world. This event is organized by Veggie Cloud, an ongoing series of film screenings, talks and lectures organized by Kate Wolf and Courtney Stephens.
Inspired by found footage from her childhood, Jasmine Nyende explores technology and the self-valuing of memory through the decision to "save or delete." The play spans 10 years, from Jasmine's first social media accounts–Photobucket and Myspace–to the current virtuality she inhabits. By pulling, reworking and creating long form content based on relationships with extinct versus emerging media platforms, Lost Angles is a multilayered study in identity formation. The play focuses Los Angeles as the stage and the lost, untold stories the city forgets.
Experimental composers William Basinski and M. Geddes Gengras perform live at the ALAC Theatre. Basinski will perform new sound work that incorporates his use of analog and obsolete recording technologies. He is best known for his 2003 release The Disintegration Loops made from an extensive archive of tape recordings in varying stages of degradation. His work has been performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 54th Venice Biennale and the Whitney Museum of Art. Gengras is a Los Angeles-based musician known for his mastery of analog and modular synthesizers, using these and more modern methods to create novel new age meditations and sonic abstractions that openly refer to previous eras of electronic music. The performance is organized by Tim Leanse.
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