Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Check out artist Michael Robinson's "Video Playlist" at the Museum of Contemporary Photography

Posted By on 04.30.13 at 03:26 PM

From Robinsons These Hammers Dont Hurt Us (2010)
  • From Robinson's These Hammers Don't Hurt Us (2010)
Tomorrow at 6 PM the Museum of Contemporary Photography will host a program called "Video Playlist: Short Circuit Sparks," a collection of short films and videos curated by video artist Michael Robinson. The 31-year-old artist, whose work is currently on display at the Carrie Secrist Gallery, describes the program as an examination of "connections between television and self-understanding, specifically through physical, spatial and psychic interactions with TV monitors themselves." (Hey, that sounds like David Cronenberg's Videodrome!) Robinson's art is devoted to such spatial and psychic interactions; many of his video and still-photography works are collages of some sort. His longest video project to date, the 45-minute Circle in the Sand (2012), depicts a group of derelicts exhuming cultural objects in a postapocalyptic environment. Call it the last mixed-media exhibit of all time. Circle screens hourly in one of the rooms of his Carrie Secrist exhibition; tomorrow's MoCP program will feature some of his shorter works. Also represented on the program are Miranda July, Shana Moulton, Lynda Benglis, Laida Lertxundi, and School of the Art Institute professor Lori Felker.

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