Private Negations

25 Jul 2012

Curated by Morehshin Allahyari and Alysse Stepanian

Our perception of reality conforms to human-made logic while the construct of logic is defined by the limitations of our perceptions. The language of power is built upon the illusion of logic, designed to create cultural hegemony and maintain social hierarchies. The subversive video animations in this screening challenge the language of logic and control in unexpected worlds of simulated realities. On one level, the nature of the GUI (graphic user interface) of video and animation software directly influences the creative process, as the program itself exerts a self-contained logic and control rooted in the code and interface design. On another level, the medium of video animation in these experimental works allows visualizations of unfamiliar realities that call for reinterpretations and active participation from the viewer.

Participating artists:
Christopher Coleman, Sachiko Hayashi, Shane Mecklenburger, Jonathan Monaghan, Morehshin Allahyari, Jon Satrom, Alysse Stepanian & Philip Mantione, Michael Lasater, Jenny Vogel, Claudia Hart, Lily & Honglei, Gerald Guthrie, Albert Merino, and Julia Zastava

Venue: Sazmanab (Sazman-e Ab St.)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 – 7-8:30 PM
Q&A with the curators via the internet: 8-8:30 PM

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