Holding Breath, 6th Annual Open Call for Works in Video

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Holding Breath, 6th Annual Open Call for Works in Video

801 West Grand Avenue
94607 Oakland
January 4th, 2019 - February 2nd, 2019
Opening: January 4th, 2019 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Thursdays, Fridays- Saturdays 1-5 pm and by appointment



Aggregate Space Gallery is pleased to present this selection of video works from our annual open call for time-based media. For the 6th time, we intentionally chose to forgo a themed call so that a cohesive show may be discovered in the relationships between some of the 200+ submissions. This year, the works that stood out were all surreal depictions of personal struggle with outside forces, some via artist confessionals, and some presented more cryptically. The video pieces that will be playing concurrently within Holding Breath each contain one-sided conversations either with an implied partner or no-one at all, often relying on humor as a weapon to disarm the viewer from the frustrations, anxiety, and loneliness under the surface of each piece.


Featuring works by Abe Abraham, Maryamsadat Amirvaghefi, Selvaggio Dordetti, Emma Penaz Eisner, Valery Jung Estabrook, Rachel Garber Cole, Matthew Gottschalk, Beata Rasitsan, Britt Thomas, Siru Wen


Opening Reception

4 January 6-10pm


Second Saturday Artists Talk will happen on Third Saturday

19 January 11am


First Friday Event

1 February 5-8pm

Gallery Hours

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 1-5pm

and by appointment  


Aggregate Space Gallery

801 West Grand Avenue

Entrance on West Street

Oakland, CA 94607



Aggregate Space is a warehouse and has a similar temperature to the outside; please dress accordingly.


Aggregate Space Gallery programs are generously supported by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Creative Work Fund (Walter & Elise Haas Fund and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation), Neda Nobari Foundation, Creative Work Fund, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, East Bay Community Fund, Clorox Foundation, Awesome Foundation, and ArtNow International.


Image courtesy of Abe Abraham


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