Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Gary Wiseman

Throughout the month of January, Action Archive (Gary Wiseman in collaboration with Merideth Andrews) will present Where Am i, a performance and installation investigating the process of documentation of contemporary art practices.

This interactive project utilizes participation to activate and coordinate Wiseman's historiographical process regarding his body of work. The month long exhibition/performance will be open with the artist in attendance every Friday and Saturday from noon till 6pm, for the month of January.

Friday, December 5, 2008


Everyday Magic is an events series that will activate Igloo gallery throughout December and January. Based on the concept of the Everyday, events will include presentations, demonstrations including how to brew beer at home, skill sharing, project sharing, dance parties, experimental meditation, film screenings, music, and potluck food-making and eating.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Photographs and installation work by Paige Saez, Jason Spieth, and Rebecca Steele

Artist's Reception: THURSDAY, DEC.4, 6-10pm

The work in this show investigates a theory of cannibalism as a process of consumption and reintegration. A form of cannibalism is the ritualistic eating of human flesh by other humans. The person being consumed had power, strength, and skills that are ingested by the cannibal. The individual acquires (or appropriates) the power or symbolic necessity of the other through the process of consumption.

This process is similar to how we look at art and digest meaning. It provides a framework or mechanics for understanding a synthesis of appropriative strategies.Cannibalistic art represents the dissolution of categories, it is instead an index of the un-categorical. This process-driven work seeks to critically engage how appropriation and collection function through building on strategies of gleaning, co-optation, and collaboration. For this exhibit we are presenting work that uses cannibalism as a methodological process. The images are cannibalized from multiple sources, from video games, Youtube videos, and the recreation of existing projects of mimicry and play. The attempt is to combine multiple elements in to one body, in essence to merge.

The ingestion and regurgitation of culture is a fundamental homogenizing process of creative production and provides the conceptual framework for this show.