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Through the Looking Glass

by John Daquino
  For the duration of Wondermare at Apex Art, visitors can come between the hours of 3 and 5 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and be part of this psychedelic film, which is loosely based on the characters in Alice in Wonderland. One can choose from a number of costumes and stand in front of a green screen answering a question randomly selected from a deck of cards. The new footage is added to the already existing clips, which loop on multiple television screens and projectors that fill the adjacent gallery. For the two artists (Susan McIntosh and Albert Wilking) who organized the... [more]
Posted by John Daquino on 7/26/09
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Love for Dummies

by Alison Levy
Captivated by bizarre videotapes the curator Davy Rothbart found of his younger selves crying into the video camera about love lost, he asked his talented friends to make videos on the joys of love and heartbreak. Tow, A large projection beckons you to the back of the gallery, of a young woman's lips, licking a lollypop to a rap soundtrack. Over a dozen videos are on view in little red booths, and there is a recording booth to for your own heart's stories. There is something for everyone, as the videos favor the sappy, hip, cute, and funny; stories of ordinary love of convenience rendered in... [more]
Posted by Alison Levy on 2/15/09
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That Which Cannot Be Remembered

Croatian curators Antonia Majaca and Ivana Bago present a group of schematically representational works that challenge the role of narrativity in remembering the past. Katerina Seda’s project, It Doesn’t Matter (2005), includes a film and a thick volume of drawings created by her grandmother, who recalls and re-creates from memory over 650 goods and prices from her lifetime of work as the manager of a tool shop in a small village in Moravska during socialism. In this collection, history and memory is replaced with classification, a kind of order beyond temporality, a hermetic world at once fu... [more]
Posted by Kristin Dickson on 10/13/07