artist/curator talk @ LOCATION ONE
Thursday September 21st
CLIFF EVANS & PIERANNA CAVALCHINI
Pieranna Cavalchini, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, will entertain a conversation with artist Cliff Evans, whose epic video installation THE ROAD TO MOUNT WEATHER is on view at LOCATION ONE through Saturday November 4th, (Tue-Sat, 12-6pm)
The Road to Mount Weather is a three-channel moving image installation (15 minute loop). In the catalogue that accompanies the show the curator writes: *It is a panoramic triptych that maps the condition of the American adolescent psyche through myriad scavenged images and a carefully calibrated soundtrack. The artist has roamed the Internet examining anxieties, phobias and obsessions, searching out subjects that often preoccupy internet surfers: conspiracy theories and surveillance.
[...] an open animation, susceptible to hugely varied critical perspectives and interpretations. It shakes us out of our complacency. In a mock epic journey through capitalist Hell, Evans creates a baffling cascade of imagery coded in complex syntax. [...] With each repeated viewing, the viewer becomes more intrigued, less complacent, finding new associations and symbols, and questioning the final meaning of the narrative.*
This event is FREE and is supported, in part, by public funds form the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Cliff Evans was born in Darkwood, Australia and moved to Texas when he was three. He graduated from the Museum School, Boston in 2002 and returned a year later to the Museum School for the competitive Fifth Year Program, winning the prestigious traveling scholarship from the Medici Society. Since then he has lived in New York and New Orleans. Currently he resides in Fort Green, Brooklyn. Evans' work has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Brickbottom Gallery, the Judi Rotenberg Gallery, and the Museum School in Boston, the Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, and the Creative Research Lab in Austin, Texas.
|LOCATION ONE is a not-for-profit organization devoted to convergence between visual, performing and digital arts in a time of rapidly changing technology . We invite artists from different disciplines and from different countries to work in our studios. We ask them to experiment with the new technologies of artistic creation, interaction and delivery. We urge them to collaborate in creating new works and give them virtual Internet spaces and physical gallery space to exhibit the results. Our goals are to foster the creation of new work, new forms of expression, and new capabilities in artists, and to advance new awareness in all those we reach.