as part of the Whisper Down the Lane exhibition, Gallery 400, Chicago
8/22/2013, 7 pm
Soda_Jerk — After the Rainbow
Telephone time machine. Watching watches and watches watching. Time capsule, thinking caps, archive fever. Ours: the time-traveling life. Ours: an invitation to explore the exploding hinges of time travel, the frozen moments of the cinema, the future feelings of a gesture toward the physical.
This program is interested in time travel as a metaphor, a device and a cipher through which artists and audiences alike can think about the flow of time, duration, mortality, history, and media archeology. Squirming around near the notion that telecommunications can collapse physical distances, indexical media (recordings, photographs) offer a kind of temporal trip back to the moment of their creation and, for the maker, can function as letters to the future. Over ten works in film and video, speculative non/fictions explore the weight of artistic inheritance, the bodilessness of hurtling through space (as well as a the return to the body) and what a timely flow of images—half arrow, half bananas—looks like.
Takahiko Iimura — Time Tunnel, 1971, video, 5:00 min.
Duncan Malashock — Magic Square, 2009, video, 2:12 min.
J.J. Murphy — Science Fiction, 1979, 16mm film, 5:00 min.
Soda_Jerk — After the Rainbow, 2009, video, 5:30 min.
Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva — Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, 2011, video, 12:25 min.
Sally Cruikshank — Quasi at the Quackadero, 1975, video, 9:58 min.
Chip Lord — Mapping a City of Fragments v.2, 1997, video, 9:30 min.
Hollis Frampton — Gloria!, 1979, 16mm film, 9:50 min.
Peggy Ahwesh — The Third Body, 2007, video, 8:40 min.
Duncan Malashock — Road, 2010, video, 0:43 min.
FULL PROGRAM NOTES HERE.