We continue our series of events at the Invisible Dog for Everything is Index, Nothing is History! Come see and the show, on view until June 17th, and stick around for our second featured event -
…Then Again, Maybe Not : Everything is Index Film Night
Thursday June 14, 7:30–9 pm at the Invisible Dog
Join us for an evening of short films and performances, curated by Melanie Kress and Natalie Bell, featuring a group of artists whose works delve into the themes of Everything Is Index, Nothing Is History. Curator Melanie Kress talks about how these films touch up the themes featured in the show:
There’s a lot of work about the construction of identity — through domesticity/the home, family, film, religion, storytelling, construction of one’s own environment on a larger scale, both physically and psychologically. I think about index a lot in terms of the construction of identity — how your personality, your inner self can manifest in your physical being in so many ways. Luckily, there’s some silliness, too.
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Here is more information on each featured artist on the program.
Pernille Bisgaard + Theresa Himmer
Pernille Bisgaard holds a professional degree in experimental building and furniture design from Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark. She is based in London where she has practiced in multiple studios for the last 10 years and concurrently created installations in Denmark and the UK bordering art and architecture. Commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects, Bisgaard is currently working on a site-specific installation in East London, due to open in July 2012 in connection with the Olympics.
Theresa Himmer earned her MFA from School of Visual Arts and holds a degree in experimental building and landscape design. Coming to art through architecture, she has exhibited internationally with site-specific installations in among others London, Mexico City and Reykjavik. She recently exhibited at Nurture Art and Art in General, New York and the National Gallery of Iceland. Himmer is currently attending the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
João Enxuto + Erica Love
João Enxuto and Erica Love collaborate on work that examines the effects of new technology on traditional aesthetic categories, institutions, and artistic labor. The collaboration has resulted in a set of art objects, performances, and interventions.
Peter Fankhauser is a New York-based artist whose work fuses drag, traditional craft techniques, early American folk magic, and sacred texts to create performance, sculpture and video that explore the hidden kinship shared by western religious cosmology and the queer experience.
Flagg is a recent graduate of Reed College. He is a writer and artist who works in a variety of media. He is the founder of Psychiana, a journal of arts and letters that explores the topic of value within the contemporary psychological landscape.
Finnish/Israeli artist Dafna Maimon works with video, performance and sculpture. Her work explores human dramas where characters struggle with alienation, ego, and communication, often in relation to the reality of cinema. Using humor and absurdity as a central device, she is interested in constructing situations that go beyond the surface of the screen and directly involve the spectators.
Shana Moulton earned her BA from University of California, Berkeley in Art and Anthropology and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. As an INFJ (Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging) (Myers-Briggs), Moulton lives in a world of hidden meanings and am more interested in what is possible than what is actual. She prefers having a vivid imagination over having a strong hold on reality and her supernormal intuition can take the form of visions or uncanny communications with certain individuals at a distance. Her ARTIST (Dominant Introvert Abstract Feeler)(Spark) aspect allows her to have a rich inner life that often turns the real world into a prison of foolishness and embarrassment. The Abstract-Random (Gregoric) side of her is not inhibited by logic and gives me a colorful, flighty, media-oriented persecutive on things. Finally, as a Type 4:Artist (Riso-Hudson) she enjoys probing issues like femininity and pop culture with open-ended playfulness, fantasying and exploring the potential of non-linguistic communication.
Jordan Rathus’s videos navigate the spaces between fact and fiction and humor and drama. By recontextualizing popular formats such as narrative film and reality television, she explores the complexities of capturing and creating realities in relation to the construction of on-camera identities. Rathus received her BFA in Film and Television Production at New York University and her MFA from Columbia University. She currently lives and works in New York.