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Bert Bergen

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Frank Cebulski, Review: Examiner, San Francisco  
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Bert Bergen, Adam Friedman, Daniel Healey, Donna Anderson Kam, John Patrick McKenzie, Stephanie Metz, Billy O'Callaghan, Joan Osato, Elizabeth Pedinotti, Alex Potts, Annie Vought at Quarterly at Latham Square June 23rd, 2009 - July 24th, 2009
Posted 7/26/09
Bay Area Currents 2009, Pro Arts, Oakland July 22, 7:19 pm Photo courtesy of Pro Arts The works by the 11 artists selected for this year’s Bay Area Currents Exhibition at Pro Arts reveal remarkable similarities in subject matter and the visual and structural elements governing their compositions.Many of the pieces are derived from detritus and trash, amply presented in the images, including Palingenesis: Cherynobyl’s Rebirth (2008) by Adam Friedman, which presents an ho... [more]
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Hum   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Bert Bergen, David Dempewolf, Corey Fogel, Emily Malina, Sidney Russell, Andrew Wilson at Project Artaud Theatre July 16th, 2008 - August 10th, 2008
Posted 7/27/08
An invisible but palpable frenzied energy, a buzz—that’s the definition of “hum” I like most. By contrast, the typical musical hum is a regurgitation of a tune already distributed to the world at large, a simple mimic, ho-hum. Both brands loom in the large, mutant Project Artaud Theater, but it’s a larger sense of excitement that stubbornly stays with me. Hum? Maybe it’s done here to establish a key, warming up for the full concerto: after all, this is the ve... [more]
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