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Thomas Callahan at Lobot Gallery

by Andy Ritchie
VIDEO ART: Do these words evoke a hermetically sealed, black-draped chamber of solitude, stimulus-starved but for the flicker of a projected image and some tinny accompanying audio? At LoBot, Thomas Callahan chucks out any semblance of this formula and creates an open carnival of Exploratorium-like stations utilizing crisply edited clips of (presumably) found video. Each work has the succinctness of a short story, presented more as a character than a narrative, much the way Nam June Paik combined video with sculpture. His evasion of the “big black box” belies the amount of constru... [more]
Posted by Andy Ritchie on 4/6/08