the aleph 2008
Audio piece for "Comfort, Burn", a group exhibition at Artspace and Big Orbit Gallery in Buffalo, NY foregrounding both subjective comfort and the mastering of space and time offered up to the beneficiaries of the communication age and its phantasmagoria of speed and consumption.
From the press release:
"Combining regional, national, and international artists; this exhibition foregrounds both subjective comfort and the mastering of space and time offered up to the beneficiaries of the communication age and its phantasmagoria of speed and consumption. Much like the character Timon, the artworks exhibited are situated both within and against dominant cultural narratives through methods of reenactment, recombination, and reappropriation.
From Paul Lloyd Sargent's revisitation of the counter-cultural icon Abbie Hoffman as his alias Barry Freed, to Aoife Collin's thread by thread disassembly and reassembly of common artificial flowers, and Craig Drennen's ongoing recoding of the dramatis personae of Timon of Athens within his practice of conceptual paintings and multiples; each artist endeavors to investigate and introduce new layers of meaning and critique into both that which is familiar and that which remains concealed, inimical to casual perusal."