FROM "THE POSSIBLE CHRONICLE" SHOOT
working on a new film chronicle that examines Rowena Sartin's garments for the DYE LAB at The Possible at BAM / PFA


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THE POSSIBLE
BERKELEY ART MUSEUM / PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
JAN 29-MAY25


Announcing The Possible Chronicle a series of short films that examine the making of The Possible at BAM / PFA.
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STATION TO STATION / BARSTOW TO LOS ANGELES


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Lucky Dragons at work in the train’s recording studio
Credit: Robert Yager for The New York Times

More images of the station to station voyage here: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/09/28/arts/artsspecial/20130928ARTTRAIN.html



SCREENING / FAVORITE GOODS / AUGUST 15


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Thursday August 15
8 PM

Please join Favorite Goods and Lucy Chinen for a night of videos by Los Angeles-based artists.

Program

(approx. running time 46:35 min)

PASCUAL SISTO, Plus Ultra, Single channel video, 2013, Text by Lucy Chinen, 5 min

MASOOD KAMANDY, Kiss, High Definition video, 2011, 5:30 min

SARAH RARA, Air Quality, Single channel video, 2012, Sound by Luke Fischbeck, 14:16 min

DWYER KILCOLLIN, The Reveal, High Definition video, 2011, 3:57 min

PAUL SALVESON, Pulsar Through SE-70, Single channel video, 2012, 9:52 min

NICOLE MILLER, Essex Smith, Digital video projection, 2009, 8 min








A RAY ARRAY at [ s p a c e ] LONDON
June 22-30 2013



The exhibition opens June 22 from 3-6 with green tea and cakes


129—131 MARE STREET
LONDON E8 3RH
020 8525 4330
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"UKIAH" FILM SHOOT


working on a new 16mm film named after the northern California town where it takes place. UKIAH is HAIKU backwards.
The "UKIAH" film examines the activities of an artists' retreat organized by David Wilson in preparation for THE POSSIBLE exhibition coming soon to the Berkeley Art Museum in 2014.


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TOUR DE FORCE
OPENS MARCH 15, 7-9 PM
at ALIAS
****w/ release of new poem edition "Fire Slide"*****
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PROYECTO BASURTO, MEXICO CITY // FEBRUARY 21-24, 2013


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"WHAT IN THE WORLD"
PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY FEB 10, 2013 3-4 PM
CHARLES S. JONES MEMORIAL GROVE
ELYSIAN PARK, LOS ANGELES
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ON SHOW
FEB 10, 2013
CHARLES S. JONES MEMORIAL GROVE
ELYSIAN PARK, LOS ANGELES
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ACTUAL REALITY Libretto zine now available at OOGA BOOGA!RaRa-ActualRealityLibretto1
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A RAY ARRAY screening PORTLAND
Sound, Sound, Sound, Sound, Screen!

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Yale Union (YU) | 800 SE 10th Ave. Dec. 11 + 12 | 7:30 pm
$7 Suggested donation
Curator in Attendance

At the cinema, sound is all part of the screen. Or is it? What happens between the sounds and screen? It takes time to work it out. From sound to screen, you'll see and hear all of what there is. But what is it? Do you think you know what you're seeing? Is this the cinema as you see it? Sometimes the sound sounds something before you, and you haven't even heard it. And then the screen screens something from you. Do you see it? Is this cinema? In every case it's cinema, because the cinema is all there is. It's all the sounds on screen! When you make sense of it you'll see and hear all of what we were all just pretending to be missing.

ARSENIC gives you words before images. Do these words make sense? I don't think so. KINO DA! is a bit of Marxist propaganda. Is the poet just an epiphenomenon of film's material base? I guess so! Then, FOUR SHADOWS, each shadow cast from sound and image: a text by Wordsworth, a diagram after Cézanne, a family of Gibbon apes... like constellations wheeling round, a double chain of sight and sound in sixteen permutations. (That's what Larry Gottheim said, anyway.)
You've seen ANÉMIC CINÉMA, I guess. Some say it goes well with the music of Ravel, played very, very softly, with all the captions translated. That's how we'll do it, and the wheeling words un-Ravel! (Some puns better left unsaid.) Then, THIS IS IT, which is really, really it. A child plays Adam in Eden's suburban housing developments. What could be more this than this? Perhaps A RAY ARRAY, which is all delay, from its beginning before the word. Is this it? All sixteen video chapters, waiting for you. How much time will it take to see it? Is this really, really it?

A program on two nights, curated by Andrew Ritchey. Featuring recent work by Robert Todd and Sarah RaRa (lucky dragons, Sumi Ink Club); and the belated Portland premiere of Larry Gottheim's masterwork of image-sound analysis, Four Shadows (1978), part three in the four-part "Elective Affinities" series.


DECEMBER 11TH: I GUESS SO!
Arsenic by Robert Todd [USA, 2011, 16mm, color, sound, 12 min.]
Kino Da! by Henry Hills [1981, 16mm, b&w, sound, 3 min.]
Four Shadows by Larry Gottheim [1978, 16mm, color, sound, 64 min.]


DECEMBER 12TH: WHAT COULD BE MORE THIS THAN THIS?
Anémíc cinéma by Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray [1926, 16mm, b&w, silent, 7 min.]
This is It by James Broughton [1971, 16mm, color, sound, 9 min.]
A Ray Array by Sarah RaRa [2012, HD video, color, sound, 58 min.]





Honored to be included in the new LOST issue of Public Fiction
BOOK Launch PARTY on DEC 1 LA, CA


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On Saturday December 1st from 8-11pm please join us for a video screening and the launch of the new issue of Public Fiction.

1. A video screening titled Tour de France showcasing the work of 13 France-based video artists curated by Julie Pellegrin et Julien Prévieux.
(These french artists are: Jean Marc Chapoulie, Louidgi Beltrame, Nicolas Moulin, Ariane Michel, Raphaël Zarka, Ilanit Illouz, Jochen Dehn/Monika Gintersdorfer, Charlie Jeffery, Virginie Yassef, Camille Laurelli, Denis Savary, Julien Prévieux.)

& 2. The launch event of Public Fiction: The Lost Issue. This new journal acts doubly as the new issue of Public Fiction and the catalogue for LOST (in LA).
This catalogue is a fiction, a story, using narrative devices to reflect the topics addressed by the exhibition in space. It collides works from local and foreign artists using LA as stage, as set and as prop. The book, like the show,is a mirror.

The Lost Issue includes the work of LOST (in LA) artists: Stephan Balkenhol, Michel Blazy, André Breton, Valentin Carron?, Guy de Cointet, Philippe Decrauzat, Bertrand Dezoteux, Daniel Dewar & Gregory Gicquel, Vincent Ganivet, Camille Henrot, Thomas Hirschhorn, Fabrice Hyber, Nathan Hylden, Mike Kelley, Robert Kinmont ,Vincent Lamouroux, Laurent Le Deunff, René Magritte, Man Ray, Tony Matelli, Philippe Mayaux, Mathieu Mercier, Laurent Montaron, Robert Overby, Julien?Prévieux, Jim Shaw , Alexandre Singh, Tatiana Trouvé, Oscar Tuazon, Jean?-?Luc Verna,?Robert Watts ?& Marnie Weber?.

With the selected writing of: Elie During & Alexandre Singh w/ Michel Gondry.
Additional work curated by Public Fiction: Lucas Blalock, Scott Benzel,?Talia Chetrit, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Alex Israel, Emily Mast, Sarah Rara, Daniel Small & David Strick.
This story is narrated by Andrew Berardini
With set directions by William Leavitt

It's a lot of names, we know! Come, it will all make sense...

yours always,
PF

Lost?(in LA) opens that day (Saturday December 1st) from 2-5pm at Barnsdall park. This is a satellite after-party…
Lost?(in LA) is presented by FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) in partnership with the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.




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ACT 2: THE PROPS
PUBLIC FICTION / 749 Avenue 50 / Los Angeles CA / 90042

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It's the second act and this next part is about staged realities, special effects, and the moment when artifice becomes artifact.

Please join us on Friday August 24th from 8-10pm for the opening of a group show including works by: Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Alex Israel, Owen Kydd, Meghann McCrory & Ali Prosch, Daniel Small and Sarah Rara.

Just as props are meant to, on screen or set, read as real, these 7 players will present a series of objects and images whose function is to mislead. They will each, in their own way, engage in this deception, with the promise that in the theatrical and cinematic "real" you cannot trust the moon to really be the moon.

The exhibition will be on view until September 14th.
With performances by Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Martine Syms on September 9th at 8pm.
And NO SIGNAL BLUE, a performance by Meghann McCrory & Ali Prosch, on September 14th at 8pm.

visits: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 12-6pm & other unpredictable hours.

Pssssss: Last month we opened as a theater. We started with the idea that the Set is the threshold between something real and the beginning of a fiction, the purgatory of experience lingering between these two stages. The point of entry at which we transition from seeing to imagining... The disentangling of this thought will come about in three shows: The Epilogue by Emily Mast, The Props and The Academy, an installation and performance series by Scott Benzel opening September 21st.

The Epilogue is over, the second act can begin.




WET PAINT OPENS AUGUST 11


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WET PAINT 4
August 11 - 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 11, 6 - 9PM
Artist Talks: Wednesday, August 15, 7:30PM


Steve Turner Contemporary is pleased to present WET PAINT 4, an exhibition featuring recent work by Tim Brown, Parker Ito, Kour Pour, Sarah Rara, and Kim Ye. A range of media will be exhibited including video, performance, sculpture, installation and painting. This is the fourth annual presentation of WET PAINT, which highlights emerging artists in Los Angeles in a late summer exhibition.


Tim Brown (MFA, UC Santa Barbara, 2012) will exhibit a series of stacked, illuminated sculptures. Parker Ito (BFA, California College of the Arts, 2010) will present The Agony and the Ecstasy, a group of paintings that utilize the highly reflective material of 3M Scotchlite as a canvas. When photographed, Ito’s paintings turn into an unrecognizable blur as the reflective material causes a white flash of light to obliterate his nuanced paint gestures. Paintings by Kour Pour (BFA, Otis, 2010) depict distressed and worn Persian and Navajo weavings. Sarah Rara (MFA, USC, 2011) will present Air Quality a new video work that examines transparency, filtering, and the double image. Kim Ye (MFA, UCLA, 2012) will present a sculptural installation featuring a yellow latex impression of her mini-van where she will perform on the night of the opening. WET PAINT 4 will be on view from Saturday, August 11 through Saturday, August 25, 2012; the opening reception is on Saturday, August 11, between 6 and 9 PM. There will be artist talks on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30 PM.

Steve Turner Contemporary is a contemporary art gallery based in Los Angeles that represents the work of emerging and established contemporary artists. Please contact the gallery for further information. Contact: Steve Turner, steve@steveturnercontemporary.com, 323.931.3721





MAY 2012 ARTFORUM AD


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FRONT PAGE OF THE WASHINGTON POST! FROM AN APPEARANCE IN DOUG AITKEN'S "SONG 1" at the HIRSHHORN MUSEUM


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THE ART OF COOKING / LA / APRIL 27 - AUGUST 1
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NOT A PARTICLE OR A PLACE BUT AN ACTION NY March 30-May5


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