Over the course of eight weeks, an exhibition of video installations by Charles G. Miller (10/3 – 10/17), Hong-An Truong & Dwayne Dixon (10/18 – 10/31), Cauleen Smith (11/1 – 11/14), and Uriel Orlow (11/15 – 12/6) will rotate in and out of the gallery in conversation with The Exhibition of a Necessary Incompleteness, a constant exhibition of photos, text, and videos by Joseph Redwood-Martinez and essay contributions by Ayala Levin, Alexandru Balasescu, and Demilit.
Friday, October 4th | 10:30am
Breakfast reception and premiere of Charles G. Miller’s Hidden in Plain Sight: La Jolla/UTC Annex, An-Edge City (2013) single-channel HD video.
Screening followed by a conversation with Joseph Redwood-Martinez, Charles G. Miller, & DEMILIT (Javier Arbona & Nick Sowers).
A conversation around urban rumors and anthropology/archaeology of the built environment. Whether “decoding,” “defamiliarizing,” or “giving attention to the overlooked,” their spatial practices converge at the messy locus of ethics in making visible and audible what is not permitted. Whether in San Diego-Tijuana, Petra, Phoenix, Istanbul, Oakland or Quito, how are these questions of visibility navigated in different contexts? How might these obscured forms of the built environment be represented?
Hidden in Plain Sight: La Jolla/UTC Annex, An-Edge City will be presented in the exhibition Timing is Everything from October 3 – 17, at the beginning of each hour.
Joseph Redwood-Martinez is an artist, writer, and filmmaker from the United States. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Modern Painters, and The Huffington Post. A first book of poetry, event statements, was published in April 2011 by Publication Studio. A forthcoming book of essays, neo-provincialism, will be released in 2014. He has shown work and curated programs in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, the UK, India, and the United States. In 2011-2012, he was a curatorial fellow at SALT in Istanbul. His first feature-length film, One day, everything will be free, was released in 2013.
Charles G. Miller is a multimedia artist and educator based in San Diego. His multi-format projects, incorporating video, photography, installation, and intervention, work to develop novel frameworks and methodologies for critically exploring, representing, and understanding contemporary urban landscapes. He was a principal collaborator with The Periscope Project in San Diego (2010-13), and previously with campbaltimore in Baltimore, Maryland (2005-6). He earned an MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. He has exhibited widely, and initiated site-specific projects in Baltimore, New York, San Diego, and Los Angeles.
Bryan Finoki, Nick Sowers, and Javier Arbona founded DEMILIT in 2010 as part of a discussion on “Decoding Military Landscapes” at the Just Metropolis Conference (UC Berkeley). Since then, they have been searching for experimental ways of walking, exploring, listening, writing, and recording. Demilit has produced events and pieces for the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, the Istanbul Design Biennial, The State, The San José Biennial, Other Cinema, and Deutschlandradio. Participating in Timing is Everything: Nick Sowers is an architect interested in making space with sounds and solid matter, and Javier Arbona is a geographer.