I Wasn't Just Saying What You Wanted To Hear

Things to do
0 Love It
Save it
I Wasn't Just Saying What You Wanted To Hear
More Less
The Alice says
Video and Sound Artworks by Katherine Behar, Constance DeJong, Ellie Krakow, Jaeeun Lee and Elise Rasmussen

Project Diana: Natasha Marin
Writer in Residence: Anastacia Tolbert (as Alice)

March 5- April 9 2016

Exhibition curated by Molly Mac

I Wasn’t Just Saying What You Wanted To Hear... is an immersive video and sound exhibition that stages a conversation between five single-channel video artworks by five different artists.

Each of the five screen-based works invents and occupies a charged psychological universe and its own distinctly metered sense of time. By presenting these works simultaneously in a one-room exhibition, this show creates a unique opportunity to tease additional interpretations, contexts and contingencies out of already resolved narrative forms.

A sustained cacophony creates a critical pause. This pause puts a viewer on the spot:

“As I approached, they suddenly became silent and glared at me. They let me walk into the circle. I looked around, but nobody spoke.” (Jaeeun Lee)

... and then they do speak. Narrative authority is a midnight grammar game is the ethos of modern painting (revisited) is the bloat of technocapitalism is a message from a ghost is a willfully perverted secret is the science for lighting a romance film. Egos flare, rhetoric unravels, protagonists emerge and recede. The personal corrupts the political and the political corrupts the personal; “and no, I promise your hair is not receding.” (Constance DeJong)

This conversation won’t resolve the conceptual problems it raises or the politics it complicates.
More Less

By: The Alice

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1263241133692781
To improve this listing email: feedback@timeout.com