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Exhibition Detail
Space is the Place: Alternative Visions
2625 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-2250

November 16th, 2011 7:30 PM - 9:03 PM
© Courtesy of the Artist and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
East Bay
Please note that the BAM/PFA Galleries are closed from December 22, 2014 through 2015 as we move to our new building in downtown Berkeley, opening in early 2016.
UC Berkeley (University of California Berkeley)
$5.50 BAM/PFA members UC Berkeley students $9.50 Adults (18-64) $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees Non-UC Berkeley students Senior citizens (65 & over) Disabled persons Youth (17 & under)

Tonight we present a selection of recent films and videos that deal with place, in some cases through straightforward observation, and in others, through abstraction or mediated representations. At the center of the program, T. Marie’s Optra Field VII-IX is the exception. This mesmerizing triptych was created by manipulating pixels on a grid. Chris Kennedy’s 349 (for Sol LeWitt) is a digitally animated version of LeWitt’s geometric Wall Drawing #349, while Mark Lewis’s Black Mirror in the National Gallery engages with early Dutch paintings. Ben Rivers’s Sack Barrow pays homage to an electroplating factory; Kevin Jerome Everson’s Chevelle records two cars being crushed. Sophie Michael’s lovely abstract 99 Clerkenwell Road was shot in an empty shop, while Blake Williams’s Coorow-Latham Road records a journey down an Australian rural road. Eriko

Sonoda animates her room in Space is the Place. John Price’s widescreen Sea Series #10 meditates on the recent Japanese disaster.


349 (for Sol LeWitt) Chris Kennedy, Canada, 2011, 1 min, Silent, Color, Digital Video, CFMDC

Sack Barrow Ben Rivers, U.K., 2011, 21 mins, Color, 16mm, From LUX

99 Clerkenwell Road Sophie Michael, U.K., 2010, 8 mins, Silent, Color, 16mm, From the artist

Coorow-Latham Road Blake Williams, Canada, 2011, 20 mins, Silent, Digital Video, From the artist

Optra Field VII –IX T. Marie, U.S., 12 mins, Silent, B&W, Digital Video, From the artist

Space is the Place Eriko Sonoda, Japan, 2011, 6 mins, Silent, Color, Digital Video, From the artist

Chevelle Kevin Jerome Everson, Canada/U.S., 2011, 8 mins, Color, Digital Video, From the artist

Black Mirror in the National Gallery Mark Lewis, Canada/U.K., 7 mins, Silent, Color, 35mm, From the artist

Sea Series #10 John Price Canada, 2011, 10 mins, Silent, Color, 35mm, From the artist


Total running time: 93 mins


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