We are thrilled to invite you to the preview screening of our new site-specific commission, Body as Border: Traces and Flows of Connection,at the UrbanScreen at Chuck Bailey Recreation Center and to introduce Boundless, a program of short videos curated by prOphecy sun and Freya Zinovieff.
The preview screening will take place on Thursday, February 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Urban Screen located at the Chuck Bailey Recreation Center.
Body as Border: Traces and Flows of Connection is an immersive, large-scale generative site-specific audio-video projection developed in response to the global crisis of Covid-19 and how it draws attention to the idea of the body as a border. The sound will be broadcasting on 89.9FM radiofrequency throughout the event.
Body as Border: Traces and Flows of Connection is part of a series of ongoing collaborations by prOphecy sun, Freya Zinovieff, Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda, and Steve DiPaola, in which they explore the creative uses of machine learning, both practically and theoretically.
Boundless is an experimental short screening program that features looping work by members of the critical media art studio (cMAS), Hamed Rashtian, Catherine Pearce and Maira Cristina Castro, as well as SIAT alumni and collaborators, Professor Jesse Colin Jackson and SIAT Faculty, Kate Hennessy and Steve DiPaola and independent artist Trudi Smith. Collectively, the sequences depict imagery of buildings, everyday activities, lived experience, bodies, environments, and textural qualities, all reflecting on the concepts of macro and micro within the context of prescient social issues such as the pandemic, urban development, and the climate crisis. The schedule for the one-night screening is as follows:
White Clouds in the Blue Sky, 2022. Kate Hennessy, Trudi Lynn Smith, and Steve DiPaola
The Border Between Us, 2022. Catherine Santos Pearce.
Skip Stop Site Plan, 2019. Jesse Colin Jackson. Digital Video, 2:00 minutes.
Studio, 2022. Hamed Rashtian.
Video Tambadoras, 2022. Maira Cristina Castro