The exhibition, comprised of 6 solo projects, is curated by Aya Lurie. It draws reference to Jonathan Crary‘s book 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep.
Opening: January 16, 2016, through April 30th, 2016
Jonathan Crary depicts a contemporary world that is technological, virtual, global, intensely feverish, restless and inattentive, which pushes aside elementary human needs – particularly the need for sleep and relaxation time – so as to advance capitalism’s ceaseless production and consumerism. Therefore, although progress and technological developments were supposed to enhance the quality of our lives, in fact we are now required to be functional at all times and currently sleep, on average, less hours a day than ever before. The natural cycles of time, rooted in the Earth’s revolving on its axis and its rotation around the sun, are replaced by artificial light that has no time limits. We are connected nonstop, online, to our social and work life, ready at any given moment to instantly reach any point on the face of the planet, whether by plane or Skype, and are increasingly subject to different forms of control and surveillance. The time of our age, Crary claims, “is a time that no longer passes, beyond clock time.” The current display at the museum includes a number of one-person shows and individual projects, all of which are affined to this experience of the current age – some engaging with it directly and others touching on it obliquely.
Thursday, November 5th, 2015 7-10 pm Manhattan Bridge Anchorage
Decomposing Hierarchies is a Marble House Project publicly-presented video art exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage. Works by Marble House Project 2015 Residents: Anne Katrine-Senstad, Catherine Page Harris, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Margeaux Walter, and Jeannette Ehlers. Curated by Sarah Walko, Director of Arts Programming. I’ll be showing ONOMONO, 2015 Some stills: ONOMONO is an experimental video projection that combines found archival footage composited with imagery shot by the artist. The original soundtrack was created by Ben-Shitrit in collaboration with Timothy Korn, using live-feed into a Kaleidoloop. The video was created in collaboration with editor Jeremy C. Hansen.
ONOMONO depicts a circle of destruction. The video captures the ailments of our society using archival footage ghosted over original footage of the Atlantic-ocean, Cappadocia, and a dilapidated British Colonialist-era post in the Arab-Israeli town of Abu-Ghosh. The archival material includes: gruesome animal experiments, depression-era economic graphics, as well as catatonic masked Schizophrenia and OCD patients. The word ONOMONO is a palindrome—it reads the same forward and back. The video begins and ends with the same visual note. The sound is created using live-feed into a Kaleidoloop—a digital recording device that can layer both live and pre-recorded sounds, while navigating and altering playback speed and direction. This work was inspired by the French Anarchist book the Coming Insurrection, which offers a vivid diagnosis of the capitalist decrepitude of our society.
An excerpt HERE.
i’m finally posting some production images from the new project. i spent almost two weeks in residence up in Troy, NY with the wonderful EMPAC team lead by Ash Bulayev, along with my dear friends choreographer Kate Corby, DP Chapin Hall, and Assistant director James Francis Cerretani. as always, the cast and crew are all fantastic people. lucky bastard. we had a ton to get done, and we did it all. wish you could have been there.
for a few months now, i’ve been editing with the Jerrrs C-hance and Anne-Laure, and making all original sounds with forever Tim Korn at the Dungeon. i’m even singing! we’ve been sculpting the cut and going back and forth between the edit and sound composition. our timeline is a mess, and they want to kill me. stay tuned.
a couple of weeks ago we received a grant from the Ostrovsky Family Fund to make a three channel iteration of the project. we shot with three cameras, so we are all set to make you go cray. thank you, Ostrovsky ladies. you rock and once again you make wrong be right. molto danke.
Max Cosmo Cramer in (new title,yes!) WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES
Max Cosmo Cramer and Doug Barron in WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES
L. and R. aka Max and Doug
Joanna Kotze, MCC, Brittany Engel-Adams, Or Reitman,
Cara Angela Liguori and Pascale Seigneurie (not pictured)
WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES
After a year long development of Shadows With Heat (working title) I’m excited to be an artist in residence at EMPAC. I’ll be working on an ambitious project with five dancers and two actors. more to come!
I’m in São Paulo for the installation of MEN DIE in the Southern Panoramas section of Videobrasil. The exhibition also features new works by Olafur Eliasson in two other locations around town. The venues—SESC—are community centers, which are funded through a preferred taxation program given to manufacturers and corporations. They are well maintained and serve a wide community.
[ São Paulo from my hotel ]