:) thanks toEric Lawton & Daphne Takahashi I'm showing some old and new work @ Westbeth Gallery in the dope AF group show "Discursive Selves" thru August 11th in NYC
Come celebrate the release of these 3 books (of which mine is one :) on May 7th @ Haeler Echo in New York:
- Penny Goring, NETTLE BOY (Publishing House, May 2017)
- Rin Johnson, Meet in the Corner (Publishing House, May 2017) VR video with sound, with a limited artist’s edition of 50 Google Cardboards
- Sera Brandon Castro Serpas, amores perros (Publishing House, May 2017)
I'm stoked to have a film screening @ Anthology Film Archives, I'll be showing and reading new work
“Godothers” presents five works reflecting on fluidity in gender, language, and political life: where being trans or fluid is not necessarily the primary content, but where genderqueer or trans experiences contribute to a politics of rewriting and relating deeply. With SILENCE, Sarah Mendelsohn projects into the American writer Susan Sontag’s 1993 “gender-blind” production of WAITING FOR GODOT in Sarajevo. Rami George writes into a stranger’s romantic history: scenes of American protests, friendships, and hazy interiors circa 1960s-90s – UNTITLED (STANLEY, MY SECOND LOVER) holds memories of tenderness and radical ambition alternately close and very distant. Geo Wyeth and Mariah Garnett cast themselves as family members, rewriting their genders, adapting their speech. Geo becomes HW CLOBBA: “the artist’s dead godmother, a native New Yorker, reluctant real estate appraiser, and communist.” In OTHER & FATHER, Mariah queers her father, reenacting scenes from an earlier life, in 1970s Belfast. Rindon Johnson projects variously, rewriting their family, name, and body. Their poetry traces the ways our families reside within our names and bodies, our environments, our politics. We’re often looking for new ones.
Psyched to be included in this amazing show @ Fort Gansevoort - Opens March 16th - Runs from March 17th - May 7th
I want to invite you to the Air Sheets Issue 3 Release party at the MoMA Library (4 W.54th St) in the Raymond Roussel Reading Room, on Monday the 13th @ 8pm. I'll be doing a projection installation and reading some of my newer poems. If you'd like to come, please shoot me a mail through the portal on my about page and I'll put you on the list.
I'm stoked to show some brand new Vaseline Videos + Haunting, 2016 @ SPRING/BREAK Art Show, here's a bit more info about the room #2345
In light of the current culture - where facts can be “alternative” and reactions digitally immortalized - the focus of this exhibition came to center around the complex nature of how we consume reality, as well as how art affects reality. The exhibition was designed to invoke the feeling of being hypnotically suspended in the sublime beauty of the artworks, and allow the viewer to revel in the concepts they allude to as a recognizable and alluring reality, while also underscoring the fragility of utopia, nature, and beauty - as a way of mirroring the fragile moment of realizing when the reflection is not real in the way that we perhaps initially thought it to be.
Reality may appear exquisite, but there is always more behind the surface; nothing is literal (no matter how genuine), and in truth, an artwork may connect truth, fantasy, fiction, reality, reflection, matter, and ideas, which then become expressed into unique forms. Ultimately, this exhibition celebrates the infinitude that an artwork can unlock, and is a select presentation of some of the most compelling artists today.
Kate M. Blomquist
Curated by Teriha Yaegashi
TUESDAY FEB 28
Collector's | 11am - 3pm
Press | 3pm - 5pm
Vernissage | 5pm - 9pm
WEDNESDAY MAR 1 - MONDAY MAR 6
VIP Hour | 11am - 12pm*
Open to public | 12pm - 6pm
The black mirror was a commonly used optical device among landscape painters in the eighteenth century. Known as the Claude Glass, after Claude Lorraine, for the subtle tonal effects produced, this technology, which prefigured the photographic lens, required the operator to turn their back on a scene in order to frame it, and was associated with the aesthetic of the picturesque.
Originating from the word 'descry'—to catch sight of—scrying is the divinatory practice of foretelling the future with the aid of a reflective surface. While the media used can vary, the black mirror has become a popular instrument among seers. Utilitarian and mythical, the obsidian mirror provokes a future that is literally retrospective, and makes claims toward truth through its manipulation of the mechanics of vision.
A space of active, magical, and fundamentally mediated visualization, the mirror is a compelling shared conceit in the work of Justin Allen, Rin Johnson, Diamond Stingily, and Deborah Willis.
I'm psyched to moderate a panel for the INDEX on the 18th of February @ Knockdown - GET YOUR TICKETS ASAP - this is going to be legendary!
Super stoked to share this VR documentation of Ser Serpas' performance at MoMA PS.1's Sunday Session on the 5th of Feb - Check it out here using the YouTube App on your phone or on your computer below
For my time in the guest room, I'll create a VR adventure where two things happen: 1st I will curate a daily VR video or game to be enjoyed on a google cardboard, with the use of a smart phone or within the Youtube browser and the 2nd (taking a page out of the book of Kanye West) I will make a new VR film piece to be dropped every Friday. I'll be in the guest room from the 1st to the 14th with an IRL show going in Austin Texas for the same dates plus a little more :)
I'm really stoked to be in this show @ HeK Basel: The Unframed World Virtual Reality as artistic medium for the 21st century
With the market launch of technologies suitable for the masses, Virtual Reality experiences a first time large-scale popularity as artistic medium. By means of a headset, the viewer enters a three-dimensional world devoid of the limiting edges of a screen, projection sheet or room. The Unframed World is the first extensive presentation of artistic exploration of the VR medium at the HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel). The international group exhibit shows works, which bind the virtual environment together with the physical exhibition space.