blank projects: data_capture_LOST & FOUND by Katherine Bull & iALPTRAUM! (traveling drawing exhibition) - 4 Aug 2011 to 3 Sept 2011
data_capture_LOST & FOUND by Katherine Bull
data capture_LOST & FOUND
4/08/2011 - 03/09/2011
as moving images
could be captured
the flow of movement
out of grasp
in ethereal transmissions
from the hope
…/Ethnographic Note /ViewingsGlen Thompson |13 July 2011
data capture_LOST & FOUND is an exhibition of watercolour paintings created while watching the first five seasons of the television series LOST. The sixth and final season of the series will be painted as part of a pair of drawing actions that will be performed in the gallery space.
Katherine Bull (b. 1974) lives and works in Cape Town. She achieved her MFA with distinction from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town in 1998. She has recently been included in "Own Goal", a group exhibition at the Association for Visual Arts, 2010. In 2005 she presented "data capture: in the field", an exhibition and performance at the On Gallery, ul Fredry, Poznan, “data capture: in the field II” as part of The Symposium for Arts in Society hosted at New York University, February 2007 and “ in the field III “as part of the Dwayer International Workshop for Women, Alexandria Egypt in February 2008. Her most recent solo exhibition "data capture: a muse" was presented at blank projects in 2008.
1. LOST. Abrams, Lieber & Lindelof. ABC CTV. 2004-2010.
Washington D.C., London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Manila
04/08/2011 - 3/09/2011
Conceived by artists Marcus Sendlinger, Berlin, and Jay Stuckey, Los Angeles, this exhibition invited the contributing artists to submit a work which has their direct hand in it, so physical contact and mark-making on the surface of the material is implied in a manner, within this context, akin to the skrier, an »automatic writer«, a pyromancer’s stirring of the hot embers, an ectoplasmic medium, the hand that re-creates the subconscious wanderings of its owner. This naturally excludes many types of process, but rather than excluding artists because their process prevents them from physical contact with their final piece, the artists invited to contribute have simply been asked to experiment within the pre-requisites of the theme. This offers them the opportunity to break the mould of their practice and try something slightly new, or indeed, old but discarded.
Like George Orwell with his Room 101 in his predictive tale 1984, we all have our own version of what constitutes a nightmare, and for this reason, the project has been opened to a large number of artists whose many and varied personal nightmare versions, or visions, act to reflect this hugely variable human state of fears and phobias, pain and panic.
Alptraum, the German word for nightmare, is an artist-led project. It is a model which utilizes global communication between localized artist hubs and clusters to form an international grouping with the intent of opening a dialogue about this subject across borders and cultures in order to delve into the stuff and mind-murk that is collectively shared or completely random and unrelated, or individual and specific within the syndrome of »The Nightmare«. Each artist draws on their own personal experience in order to visualize those anxieties, which take them beyond everyday dreams. Working within the remit of the ‘artist-curated project’, all of the works in Alptraum have been restricted in size and material in order to facilitate the low-cost postal transportation of the show from country to country. With each exhibition site taking responsibility to pass the show on to the next host, the number of works and artists may change or grow, and the approach to interpreting and hanging the show vary from space to space as the body of works meanders on from country to country, like a trans-global nimbostratus formation; Alptraum is the exhibition equivalent of Stephen Kings »The Fog«. An interpretation of the project by Richard Priestley.
Starting in Washington DC, at Transformer, the works travel across the globe to Cell Project Space, London touring to Deutscher Künstlerbund Projektraum, Berlin, The Company, Los Angeles, May/June 2011 and 'Blank Projects', Cape Town, August 2011.
Co curated by Victoria Reis and Marissa Long, Transformer, Richard Priestley, Cell Project Space and Jonathan Garnham, blank projects.
Artists participating include: Christian Achenbach | Sanell Aggenbach | Victor Aguilar | Pablo Alonso | Kai Althoff | Salvatore Arancio | Petra Johanna Barfs | Alexandra Baumgartner | Matthias Beckmann | April Behnke | Joe Biel | Marc Bijl | Zander Blom | Armin Boehm | Erin Boland | Jan-Henri Booyens | Derek Boshier | Wim Botha | Lutz Braun | Reuben Breslar | Alan Brown | Amanda Leigh Burnham | Stuart Cairns | Ellen Cantor | Jessica Cebra | Natalie W. Cheung | Bradley Chriss | Ben Cottrell | Keith Coventry | Jason David | Thomas Draschan | Sven Drühl | Peter Duka | Benjamin Edmiston | Elisophie Eulenburg | Jonathan Garnham | Alexa Gerrity | Stephen Gibson | Georgina Gratrix | Adam Griffiths | Liza Grobler | Ian Grose | Florian Heinke | Trasi Henen | Lori Hersberger | Sean Higgins | Gregor Hildebrandt | Ryan Hill | Stefan Hirsig | Johannes Hueppi | Birgit Jensen | Lisa Junghanss | Andy Kozlowski | Clemens Krauss | Moshekwa Langa | Anders Lansing | Xenia Lesniewski | Cedar Lewisohn | Joep van Liefland | Marissa Long | Mara Lonner | Jörg Mandernach | Sandra Mann | Josh Mannis | Maki Maruyama | Nomthunzi Mashalaba | John McAllister | Mery Lynn McCorkle | Bill McRight | Mohau Modisakeng | Aaron Morse | Jan Muche | Mario Neugebauer | Timothy Nolan | Adam Pape | Christopher Pate | Manfred Peckl | Mick Peter | Carl Pomposelli | Richard Priestley | Clunie Reid | Rob Reynolds | Lauren Rice | Nora Riggs | Tanja Rochelmeyer | Jenny Rosemeyer | Dennis Rudolph | Ruth Sacks | Jamison Sarteschi | Jaco van Schalkwyk | Maik Schierloh | Andreas Schlaegel | Bonnie Brenda Scott | Marcus Sendlinger | Carole Silverstein | Jessica Simmons | Jen Smith | Kathryn Smith | Cammie Staros | Jennifer Stefanisko | Zach Storm | Jay Stuckey | Linda Stupart | Caro Suerkemper | Alex Tennigkeit | Lisa Marie Thalhammer | Peter Thol | Klaus-Martin Treder | Tamzyn Varney | Rachel Waldron | Martin Westwood | Allison Wiese | Maik Wolf | Renate Wolff | Michael Wutz | Jacob Yeager | Ed Young | Phillip Zaiser | Frank Michael Zeidler | Jody Zellon | Thomas Zipp
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