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Artists Space: When Time Becomes Form - Curated by Marina Abramovic - 8 Apr 2008 to 12 Apr 2008

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8 Apr 2008 to 12 Apr 2008

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Daniel Mueller Friedrichsen: A Letter for the Girl Chewing Gum
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Artists in this exhibition: Daniel Mueller Friedrichsen, Ana Prvacki


When Time Becomes Form
Curated by Marina Abramovic


Artists Space is pleased to present the fourth installment of the durational performance series When Time Becomes Form curated by Marina Abramovic, featuring two separate performances occurring simultaneously within the galleries.

Daniel Mueller Friedrichsen: A Letter for the Girl Chewing Gum

The piece A Letter for the Girl Chewing Gum, presented at Artists Space, brings us closer to Daniel Mueller-Friedrichsen’s video, text-based works, and his focus on the narrative. His approach resolves the borders between performance-documentary and cinema, emphasizing this theme through repetition. The participants and the public audience have a sense of their own performance, while the characters in the film also appear live on stage. Unexpected relationships are created by the film and music, raising the question: is it a film, is it theater, an audition, or a concert? Audience members take part in the opening scene, an interpersonal display of relationships that center on love, loss, desire, obsession, and memories, all while simultaneously dealing directly with the concept of film-making itself. The movie will be shot and edited during the five days of the performance. More about the projects at: http://www.youtube.com/user/danielmf


Ana Prvacki: The Money Mountain
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After the success and high demand experienced with the Money Laundering service at the UBS bank, Ananatural Production offers a five-day mega money laundering service at Artists Space. With a whole mountain of money already available and a fleet of launderers, Ananatural Production offers a five-day mega money laundering service.

Born in Pancevo, Serbia, Ana Prvacki lives and works in Singapore and New York. In 2003, Prvacki founded Ananatural Production, an innovation and lifestyle consultancy that combines conceptual concerns, contemporary issues and various methods of communication. For more information visit www.ananatural.com.


EVENTS

Thursday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.
RIOT SHOW


Critic and art historian Julian Myers will present audio and video recordings of so-called “riot shows,” rock concerts when the audience actively intervenes in the performance, forcing the band to end the show unexpectedly. The presentation will include disrupted performances by Suicide, Black Sabbath, Cabaret Voltaire, Morrissey, Public Image Ltd., and Guns 'N' Roses, and will incorporate brief descriptions of the circumstances and particularities of each event. Strange, funny, boring and scary in turns, these recordings allow us to perceive certain intensities and instabilities the heart of the rock concert, and perhaps in spectacular entertainment in general.

Julian Myers
is the author of numerous articles, including "The Future as Fetish" and “If it need be termed surrender, then let it be so,” appearing in publications such as Documents, October, Afterall, frieze, and elsewhere. His published works include Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco (2002), Sightlines (2005), Super-Pride and Super Prejudice (2005) and Zoe Crosher: Out the Window (2006). He has held teaching positions at the University of California, Davis, San Francisco Art Institute, and University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his PhD in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006. Julian Myers is currently an assistant professor at California College of the Arts.

Admission: $5
Seating for this event is limited. Please RSVP to blueroom@artistsspace.org and include the title of the event in the subject line.


Saturday, April 5, 5:30 p.m.
Mirror-Travel in the Motor City: A conversation between Edgar Arceneaux and Julian Myers


Artist Edgar Arceneaux and writer Julian Myers will present for the first time in New York their ongoing investigation of subterranean Detroit, including discussion of Michael Heizer’s 1971 Earthwork Dragged Mass; the buried basement at Clairmont and Rosa Parks Boulevard where began the urban riots of 1967; Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto’s 1966 single “In the Basement;” and submerged, afro-futuristic worlds of Underground Resistance and Drexciya. The first conversation of Mirror-Travel in the Motor City was presented in 2007 at New Langton Arts in San Francisco.

Edgar Arceneaux
Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux has had solo exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (2006); REDCAT, Los Angeles and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (2006); SFMOMA, San Francisco (2005); Kunstwerke Museum, Berlin (2005); Galerie Kamm, Berlin (2004); Witte de With Museum, Roterdam (2004); Kunstverein, Ulm (2003); Frehrkring Wiesehoefer, Cologne (2003); and The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York (2002). Recent group shows include Whitney Biennial (2008) Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006); Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo (2005); Quicksand, The Appel, Amsterdam (2004); True Stories, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2003); and Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara (2003). Arceneaux received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California (1996) and his MFA from the California Institute of Arts in Valencia, California (2001). Arcenaux lives and works in Los Angeles.

Admission: $5
Please RSVP to blueroom@artistsspace.org and include the title of the event in the subject line.




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