Andrew Chapman, "Beyond there, there is a there" (Click image to view larger)
An evening of film & sound in conjunction with the exhibition Visible Horizons at the San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery. Artist and musician James Cordas will perform using home-brew audio/visual electronics. Chris Musgrave of the Lumerians will be performing live to 16mm NASA films. Ben Bigelow will be screening his latest piece, Ellipses.
Visible Horizons will be on view through October 6th.
Exhibition dates: Friday, August 10 - Saturday, October 6, 2012
Location: SFAC Main Gallery, 401 Van Ness Ave.
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12pm - 5pm
Artists: Andrew Chapman, Chris Duncan and Rhonda Holberton
The SFAC Galleries’ has commissioned new installations from three dynamic, young regional artists for our new exhibition, Visible Horizons. Andrew Chapman, Chris Duncan and Rhonda Holberton, acting as both curators and artists, will be presenting three perspectives on the idea of the horizon, drawing attention to the roles access, visibility, and myth have on relationships between landscape, architecture, and the human body. In our daily lives the true horizon is largely obscured by natural and human-created objects; this augmented intersection of earth and sky is called the visible horizon. While the horizon can be understood as a site of unification, it also divides all visible directions into two categories: those that intersect the Earth's surface, and those that do not. Chapman’s layered multimedia installation, Duncan’s interactive aural landscape and Holberton’s camera obscura will offer visitors a chance to challenge their literal and conceptual notion of where and what the horizon is and how we interact with it on a daily basis.
Evening Public Programs (SFAC Main Gallery, free)
Sound & Vision Thursday, September 6, 7 - 9pm.
16mm NASA film screenings and musical performances by James Cordas, Chris Musgrave.
Sound & Words Saturday, September 15, 6 - 9 pm.
Readings from texts produced by meditations on the horizon with an intermission and closing performances on Duncan’s Offing by filmmaker Paul Clipson and musician Danny Grody. Readers include: Randy Colosky, Kevin Killian, Alli Warren, Cedar Sigo, Ajit Chauhan, Jacob Wick, Owen Gump, Jackie Im, Aaron Harbor and more.
Sound & Reflection Saturday, September 20, 6 - 9 pm.
Inspired by the "Shifts in Horizon" workshop at the Headlands Center for the Arts, artist Sean McFarland speaks about how the horizon influences his work, and musician Suzy Poling plays Duncan’s Offing.
Sound & Celebration Wednesday, October 3, 7:30-9:30pm.
Performances on and around Duncan’s Offing by Collin McKelvey, EN, John Davis.