Out of Sight

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home/page is the film, video and new media art program curated by Julia Fryett for Out of Sight - an annual survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest, organized in partnership with the Seattle Art Fair.
 

Out of Sight
King Street Station, Seattle

August 4 - 28, 2016

 
 
   Out of Sight  inhabits 21,000 sq ft in King Street Station.

Out of Sight inhabits 21,000 sq ft in King Street Station.

 

Curatorial Statement


This is a program for the artists not in this program. 

It's a template for possibility.

Knee-waist-neck deep in curatorial research for Out of Sight, I found myself enveloped in a profound and invisible history of Pacific Northwest Art: hundreds of video and new media artists working beneath the surface. With limited exhibition opportunities, institutional, and patron support, they face the distinct possibility of vanishing.

Yet, these artists bypass tendencies toward isolationism by domesticating technology. 

Devices, platforms, and networks become homes.

Ideas mystically mutate into live broadcasts and live streams.

A digital deer makes autonomous decisions and navigates the landscape of Grand Theft Auto, free art schools pop up in garages, and conceptual karaoke music videos consider whether the Beach Boys and Francis Bacon have anything in common.

home/page is a document of hidden places - basements, static, websites, electric fields, oceans, hoodies, microbes, streets... places that ask us how to erase, rewire, and hack our way beyond Art.
 

Julia Fryett
August 2016


Artists

Mel Carter
home school (Manuel Arturo Abreu, Victoria Anne Reis)
Leena Joshi
Allison Kudla & Kevin Scott
D.K. Pan & Abigail J. Swanson
Poetic Operations Collaborative (Micha Cárdenas, Patrisse Cullors, Chris Held, Edxie Betts, Kate Sohn, Josefina Garcia Turner, Emma Waverly, Ben Klunker)
Portland Immersive Media Group
Norie Sato
Hanita Schwartz
Chun Shao
Rick Silva
Brent Watanabe
Weird Allan Kaprow (Erin Charpentier, Travis Neel, Sharita Towne, Zachary Gough)
 


Works

MEL CARTER
eros is a creature against whom no technology avails, 2016
Multi-channel video installation
Dimensions variable

CHUN SHAO
Hairs, 2012
Single-channel video with amplified audio,
1 minute 48 seconds

HOME SCHOOL
A selection of archived home school streams, 2015–16
Video program, 10 hours 7 minutes

Contemporaneity: building a better white supremacy, Class #2
April 10, 2015,
56 minutes 36 seconds

Artist Talk by Demian DinéYazhi
May 29, 2016
128 minutes, 20 seconds

Marble: a talk by Jasmine Nyende,
June 26, 2016
68 minutes 30 seconds

The Griot, The Parrhesiac, The Cannibal, The Oversharer, The Artist, The Realest: a triad by Devin Kenny
July 10, 2016,
76 minutes 1 second

Project Space Industrial Complex, Class #1 by Carmen Denison, Eleanor Ford, Chloe Thompson, and Devin Ruiz
July24, 2016
176 minutes 26 seconds

A Talk by damali ayo
July 31, 2016
101 minutes 5 seconds

LEENA JOSHI
go in (plant life), 2016
Single-channel video
3 minutes 53 seconds

ALLISON KUDLA AND KEVIN SCOTT
The Hacker, 2016
Lightbox with photograph and audio
62 x 42 x 5 in.

D.K. PAN AND ABIGAIL J. SWANSON
Gift of Unseen Stigmatics, 2016
Book, single-channel video,
5 minutes
 

POETIC OPERATIONS COLLABORATIVE (MICHA CÁRDENAS, PATRISSE CULLORS, CHRIS HEAD, EDXIE BETTS, KATE SOHNG, JOSEFINA GARCIA TURNER, EMMA WAVERLY, BEN KLUNKER)
Unstoppable Kevlar Dress, 2016
Fabric, kevlar
Dimensions variable

Local Autonomy Networks Hoodie, 2013
Fabric, electronics Dimensions variable

PORTLAND IMMERSIVE MEDIA GROUP
VR Spa, 2016
Mixed media, immersive media, Unity 3D

NORIE SATO
Video Horizon, 1976/2016
CRT monitors, string, mirror, sand
Dimensions variable

RICK SILVA
Water Sign, 2015
Single-channel video
3 minutes 3 seconds

HANITA SCHWARTZ
Cleaning Francois Halard video suite: The Douchess of Devonshire, Cy Twombly, Casa Malaparte, David Hockney, Hotel Lambert, 2016
Single-channel video,
1 minute 24 seconds

WEIRD ALLAN KAPROW
(ERIN CHARPENTIER, TRAVIS NEEL, SHARITA TOWNE, ZACHARY GOUGH)
Karaoking the Museum, 2014
Single-channel video program

Continents, 4 minutes 38 seconds Greenberg, 2 minutes 51 seconds Imagine, 3 minutes 7 seconds
I Wanna Make Art with Somebody, 4 minutes 22 seconds
Let’s Light a Candle, 3 minutes 38 seconds
The Cobbler, 3 minutes 59 seconds Friends with Low Faces,3 minutes 26 seconds
KOKOMO, 3 minutes 58 seconds
Piece of My Art, 4 minutes 15 seconds Oregonian Museums, 3 minutes
They Want It Back, 3 minutes 31 seconds

BRENT WATANABE
San Andreas Deer Cam, 2015–present
Twitch livestream installation


Special Event

 
 

VR for Artists

Live Q&A with Portland Immersive Media Group
Saturday, August 6
4 - 5PM

A session discussing grant writing for VR, "externalizing" virtual reality for galleries and exhibition space, pipeline, group dynamics, and process, as well as Unity 3D as an keystone app of digital content creation.


Out of Sight

Out of Sight returns to the third floor of the historic King Street Station for its annual survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest. With a new curatorial and production team, we are poised to mount a landmark exhibition reflecting the diversity and breadth of creativity that activates this region.

Running concurrent and adjacent to the Seattle Art Fair, we will populate over 21,000 square feet with new directions, bold visions, and emerging talents.


2016 Curatorial Team

Greg Lundgren: Exhibition Producer & Curator
Sierra Stinson: Exhibition Producer & Curator
Minh Nguyen: Curator
Julia Fryett: Film, Video & New Media Art Curator
Beth Sellars: Installation Curator
Molly Sides: Dance & Performance Curator
Scott Lawrimore: Exhibition Caretaker
Justen Waterhouse: Exhibition Manager