Videorover: Season 8 (Part 3)
NURTUREart is pleased to present Videorover: Season 8, curated by Rachel Steinberg and featuring works by artists Dave Greber, Victoria Keddie, Derek Larson, Brendan Lee, Beatriz Meseguer, Sofia Quirno, Alona Rodeh, Adam Douglas Thompson andRaul Valverde. Videorover, NURTUREart’s dedicated video program, aims at becoming an ever-expanding forum for emerging and underrepresented artists working in video.
This season’s video works explore the idea of video as installation, highlighting the immersive potential that time based media hold. Through audio and visual tools and using the body as a reference point, this exhibition aims to interrupt our exteroceptive senses. For three weeks in June, Videorover: Season 8 will take over NURTUREart’s main gallery space; opening in shifts for a series of three consecutive installations. Each installation will feature three of the selected artists, to allow for the works to expand in the space, while still in dialogue with the larger group of works.
Opening on June 27, the third and final installation involves artists Dave Greber, Derek Larson, and Sofia Quirno. Relating again to the idea of reconfiguration, this time through humor, these works transform the gallery into an almost unrelatable space. Deeply rooted in the uncanny, these works borrow from the sensibilities of painterly abstraction to create a space of overwhelming stimulus. Confronting us with a cocktail of comic absurdity and mundane but somehow chaotic repetition, we are presented with the more vibrant potential of video.
In addition to the installation will be a live performance, OTHER AUTHOR, by Derek G. Larson and his puppet as it narrates a story in front of projected video. The puppet wears a white oxford shirt, no pants, high socks and watches the video from its laptop. The video is of two young men living in the Swiss Alps as they hike wearing only white oxford shirts, no pants, high black socks and carrying laptops. They're searching to find whether they are best friends or the same person. The puppet watches and wonders if this was a video he'd taken of them, or if he is one of the men in the video, or both of them. This project was created while in residence at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee Switzerland.
After the series of installations in the main gallery space, the videos will move to the Videorover Project Space, where they will be on display in a rotation of one video per day for the duration of the season.
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