For fall 2012, MicroClimate Collective will present two exhibitions that together create a contrapuntal conversation about time. The first will be:A.D.D.A show of artwork in multiple genres with five events Exhibition Dates: Saturday October 20th - Sunday November 18th, 2012
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco, CA 94133www.emtab.orgExhibition Events:Opening Reception:
Saturday October 20th 7-10pm
with performances by Tom Comitta, Santhi Elayaperumal and othersConcrete Blonde:
Saturday, October 27th, 8-10pm $10
an evening of experimental sound and projection with shudder: Kyle Bruckmann, Lance Grabmiller and Phillip Greenlief, with special guests Aurora Josephson, Tim Perkis, and John ShiurbaNorth Beach Art Walk:
Friday, November 2nd, 6-11
with Mobile Arts Platform: Peter Foucault and Chris TreggiariCollectiveGif:
Information Overflow: Saturday, November 3rd 8-10pm, $5
a multi-screen event of new media and performance curated by
killer banshee: Eliot Daughtry and Kriss de Jong
with Zon Wakest, Dean Putney, Anthony Discenza, Travis Meinhof, Phil BonnerClosing Dinner of Stimuli and Antidotes:
Friday, November 16th, 7-10pm
$15 advance $20 on the evening: http://microclimatecollective.eventbrite
a mini-course meal with texting, paper airplanes, long straws and story telling
curated by Ann Schnake with Denali SchmidtGallery Hours: Friday evenings, 6-9pm; Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 2-6pmA.D.D.
The worldwide web with it's manifold innovations, from social networking to cloud storage, has immersed us in global real-time. We glide across expanded cartographies where accustomed distances from moment to moment, place to place, no longer exist. Yet with the expectation of constant and unbounded "connectedness," our experience of the present is fractured as never before. We have become accustomed to interruption; it is difficult to find an unmediated moment. The thread of continuity is an ephemeral thing, easily lost to thin air."One is subject to an overexposure. The real time overexposes us, it dazzles us. In a certain way we have not learned to wear sunglasses against the live glare. Sunglasses should be invented so that we are not dazzled by real time, that is the task."- Paul Virilio, June 8 1981, Paris (in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist)
The first of MicroClimates two fall shows dealing with time, A.D.D. will address the malleable nature of concentration and memory in the age of multitasking.
This exhibition will include work in multiple genres reflecting the disruption of continuity: disjointed, staccato, arrhythmic experience. The gallery will become a collage of visual and auditory experiences, as a comment on fractured attention.
A.D.D.s programming includes five events: the opening event, with a demonstration of Santhi Elayaperumals robotic drawing machine (with Yulia Pinkusevich); an evening of sound/musical performance and projection, curated by Phillip Greenlief; an evening of performance and projection, curated by killer banshee; and a participatory, thematic dinner, cooked/curated by Ann Schnake. There will also be performances on the night of the November North Beach ArtWalk.
Some highlights of this month-long exhibition curated by MicroClimate Collective will be an interactive installation by the Mobile Arts Platform, in the street in front of the gallery; a mural-scale drawing by Christopher Burch; Liz Hickoks video of suburban Las Vegas development, conjured in Jello; Stephanie Ellis and Serena Wellens dinner-party video Buzz, Phillip Maisels long exposures of entire folders of images posted on Facebook, Clint Imbodens x-ray installation, and many other surprises.
We hope you will join us for A.D.D.!
The companion exhibition to A.D.D., X Libris, will be hosted by Root Division: 3175 17th Street, San Francisco, 94110. Show dates will be November 7th-December 1st, 2012. Opening Event: November 10th.
Support for MicroClimates 2012 exhibitions is provided by Southern Exposures Alternative Exposure Grant Program; grant funds will allow us to archive the exhibitions. Participating Artists, Performers and Collaborators:
Stephanie Ellis & Serena Wellen
Mary Franck & Ian Smith-Heisters with Nirmala Nataraj & Aude Cartoux
Phillip Greenlief with shudder: Kyle Bruckmann, Lance Grabmiller and special guests Aurora Josephson, Tim Perkis and John Shiurba
killer banshee: Eliot Daughtry & Kriss De Jong, with Zon Wakest, Dean Putney, Anthony Discenza, Travis Meinholf, Phil Bonner
Mobile Arts Platform: Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari
Ann Schnake with Denali Schmidt