In the Interim Lies the Darkness is the first collaboration between artists Marcos Rosales and Dante Brebner. The collaboration first began when Rosales mined his collection of stream-of-consciousness writings to send to Brebner as inspirations. Brebner in turn created small wondrous dioramas based on the surreal phrases that Rosales had given him, such as “Tender genocide” and “Elegantly lit, meticulously scarred and otherwise unraveled”. Interpreted by Brebner, these text fragments translated into painstakingly executed miniature worlds, at once theatrical, sinister and surreal.
The dioramas were then photographed and the resulting images sent to Rosales who wrote a script including them as the sets for the short film In The Interim Lies The Darkness. The resulting film is a disjointed tale of a man named Hector Bravo and centers on Bravo’s trip from New York to Los Angeles for a weekend with friends, where an evening at local leather bar “The Interim” turns into a surreal tale of his disappearance and reappearance. The details of his “lost time”, retold under hypnosis to a mysterious Japanese businessman and his young assistant, all take place within the miniature sets created by Brebner. To create the film, Rosales teamed up with multi-media artist Francis Coy, whose expertise with cinematography and digital editing gives it a vast cinematic feel, while it was actually shot within the confines of Rosales’s small living room in his Brooklyn apartment. For the exhibition, Las Cienegas Projects will present both the film and an installation of the dioramas.
Dante Brebner has had solo shows at Gallery: Untitled, Dallas, TX, and E.I.E. Alternative Space, Brooklyn, NY, and has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Left Behind and Interior/Exterior, Tichava-Mills Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Song Poems, curated by Steven Hull, held at Cohan, Leslie and Brown, NYC, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX, and Rosamund Felsen, Santa Monica; and Landscape Memories, Rosamund Felsen, Santa Monica. Other special projects include costume and set design for dance performance, including Tension Tamer, Moving People Dance Space and Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, NM, and There Is Something Under My Couch, Danspace Project, NYC. Dante Brebner (Colorado, 1969) holds an MFA from CalArts (1994). The artist lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Marcos Rosales has appeared in group shows at Peres Projects, Los Angeles, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, and numerous other galleries in the US and abroad. He has had solo shows at Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, Klaus von Nichtssaggend Gallery, New York, and Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco. He has also staged performances at The Kitchen, NY and Movement Research at Judson Church, New York, and is actively involved in collaborations with contemporary choreographers, including Maria Hassabi and Jeremy Wade. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the DeGloyer Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art. Marcos Rosales (Waco, 1967) holds an MFA from CalArts (1995). The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Francis Coy is a multi-media artist working primarily in film and sculptural installations. He most recently appeared in the exhibition Video Art in the Age of the Internet at The Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY. His most recent collaborations include creating the soundspace composition for the dance piece Facet by Gabriel Rivera presented at Dixon Place, New York, NY and art direction for the short films A Priori by Achim Neufeld and Housewarming by Yared Zeleke. He also created animation for The Unending Horrible by Matthew Brannon shown at PS1 Contemporary Art Center and South First Gallery, both in New York, NY. Francis Coy (Guatelmala City, 1976) holds a BFA in Sculpture and Video from The Art Institute of Chicago (1998). He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
***Film contains subject matter not appropriate for children***