"It's kind of crucial for the NEA and arts organizations and artists to start a conversation: qualitatively, what are the differences between live attendance and (experiencing the arts) through media...of having audiences connect with the artist, being in their presence?"
As personal websites become permanent exhibition spaces — viewable online from the comfort of your own deskchair...in a dark room...in your underwear...the question of why one leaves the house for art (or at all) demands evermore scrutiny.
Dusting off the age-old exhibition spaces that once held a monopoly on the programming of culture, Videos Collide will feature a new generation of media artists whose work explores the added value of their own physical presence.
These live-video performance artists will travel from Canada, Berlin, Colorado, and the greater Los Angeles area to contribute to an increasingly relevant exploration of the moving image in real life 3D space.
DOORS: 8PM / SHOWTIME: 8:30 - 10PM
533 South Los Angeles Street, CA 90013
Free admission but donations appreciated
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Jeremy Bailey received his MFA in Video Art from Syracuse University and an undergraduate degree in Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. He is co-founder of award winning artist collective 640 480. His work has been described by filmmaker magazine as "a one man revolution on the way we use video, computers and our bodies to create art". Jeremy lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His work can be viewed, rented and acquired through Vtape in Toronto.
"Mixing artificial and natural, jest and earnest, high and low technologies in an attempt to blur the borders that separate, I promote a sense of totality and oneness of reality. I want to instill a bit of wonder in the lightest possible sense; to tickle a remote nerve ending in the imagination, stimulate atrophied curiosity, and evoke a small remnant of a childlike spark that recognizes that magic can exist when we view the world through playful eyes."
Forged out of the post apocalyptic wasteland following the Great Tidal Wave, Los Angeles born artist Ben Bigelow seeks to analyze our culture's reality through bizarre and immersive creations of fantasy. He is currently working on a series that compares different natural disasters to our emotional, cultural and spiritual states. Phantasmagoria exudes out of multimedia installations and videos, where a unique aesthetic follows radical content. Above all the artist is concerned with the immediate experience of art, and what emotional associations this experience lets loose. He has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and lives and works in Los Angeles.
Megan May Daalder is an instigator of social experiments and a self-styled guinea pig. She has a BA from UCLA's Design Media Arts department, but most of what she knows has been passed down from her radical Dutch ancestors and a Texan pinball wizard. A more detailed audio-visual account of her activities can be found on the internet.
proofsofconcept.com / spacecollective.org/meganmay
Joseph Gillette continues to explore the ocean depths as well as D E E P S P A C E in his Party Food performance series. This show features screwed up music, puppets, poop jokes, and Real Life experience.
Wojciech Kosma lives between Berlin and London, working between art and composition. His artworks and performances are often spatial, sonic, obliquely interactive and poetic, creating speculative aesthetic interventions. He is also currently a PhD student at Goldsmith University in London.
CV 2007: peed on own shoes. peed on own pant leg. walked at a brisk pace while vomiting repeatedly.