Project Premiere: Cauleen Smith
New York, NY
January 7 – March 5, 2011
2008 Film/Video grantee Cauleen Smith’s Creative Capital project, Remote Viewing, will premiere this week at The Kitchen in New York. The exhibition will be on view January 7 – March 5, 2011. Admission is free. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition at The Kitchen on Friday, January 7 from 6:00-8:00pm, and a special screening curated by the artist on Monday, February 28 at 7:00pm.
Remote Viewing features Cauleen Smith’ that triangulate iconic site-specific land art practices of the seventies with historical narratives, revealing nuances of contemporary shifts in the displacement of people and the natural landscape. In the videos’ narratives, characters extracted from actual events lose their memories, move through space and time, and ultimately recover their sense of self. Some characters are redeemed. Some are irredeemable. But all are recovered and rewarded for their journey. The films focus on burial and excavation separated by space and time, but connected by the shared intention of violent erasure. The films seek not only to expose that which has disappeared, but also to investigate the gestures and associated traumas of burial itself. In so doing, the images link these sites and incidents with something recuperative, something recognizable as art—land art.
Check it out!