Contact: Kiko Thomas
3503 W. Pico Los Angeles, CA 90019
A photo & video symposium and obstacle in humiliation.
Curators: Kiko Thomas, Gina Clark and Robert Hansen
Artists: Gina Clark, Robert Hansen
January 9th - January 30th 2008
Opening reception: January 9th from 7 to 11 pm
Free Admission, Open Bar
The basis of direct transformation
Using equipment in need of repair, these synthesized projects send out a series of signals that
have been transfered through 3 different types of analog devices. The outcome is a hybrid image which is unclear and un-rehearsed. This is the electricity between Robert Hansen and Gina Clarks collaboration. Interludes into the past are excerpts from Clark's video archives 1997-2008. This will be the first time this amount of her footage will be exposed to the public. This event will also include the unveiling of Hansen's most recent drawings, video works, and family photo manipulations. Performance includes a two foot taco display by Vitamin Wig C.
Essentially we live in a visual culture that lacks vision. There is no center, and there is no current. Far vision (television) is now merry-go-round vision, and what we are overlooking lies in a resurgence of singular vision. It is also to berecognized, the importance in having a surreal experience with such domesticated or outdoor spaces, as well as the execution of a newly revisited experience for those around us (ie: the audience, your neighbor). Once the act is performed in front of an audience, the ritual begins to become more of a lesson- and then simply a meditation for both sides. Not just for the performers, or the audience, but for the subjects in the work themselves.
COMA is an exhibition space and performance venue dedicated to the collaboration of cutting edge and experimental art and music combined with projects that focus on installation, video, new media, and performance art. For further information and to schedule a visit call 323-652-0596
COMA is located in Korea Town at 3503 W. Pico, Los Angeles, CA 90019, Phone 323-652-0596, Gallery hours are by appointment only (Saturday is best). For detailed information, please call.