July 22, 2010
Listening to Light: Katherine Bash and Observational Displacement

Excerpt from “Listening to Light: Katherine Bash and Observational Displacement
— by William L. Fox. 

"As with light, so with wind, those movements of air created by differential heating of the Earth’s surface, which in turn generate areas of higher and lower atmospheric pres- sure between which the wind flows. We only perceive wind when we can sense it moving something else: the sight of dust, the sound of leaves, pressure on our clothing, the smell of chemical molecules from baking bread. The physical world is never the same from moment to moment, in large part because the light changes and the wind is literally shaping the land and everything on it all around us all the time. The first recorded example of observed cause-and-effect was, in fact, made by the Greek philosopher Anaximander in the fourth century B.C., who described wind as arising from what he observed to be the interaction of water vapor and sunlight.

Bash seeks out and then documents phenomena such as how sunlight break- ing through a matrix of leaves creates multiple cameras obscura, which project the intact, round images of the sun on the ground beneath the trees regardless of the shape of the openings in the latticework. It’s even better for her purposes if the leaves are moving in the air and the images dance for us in a video of the moment, an activation of the two forces commingling their effects.

The thing about light and wind is that it is possible to plot the course of each, but not to predict exactly where they will end up or what their effects will be. Not only do we perturb them with observation, but their interactions with each other and the world are simply too damned complicated. In order to witness their effects upon one another it is more efficient to use the formulae of art and poetry than mathematics. Bash’s instruments, therefore, are not limited to pivoting chairs, rotating cameras, mirrors, and the dozens of other tools she deploys. Her most versatile instrument is language, the ultimate human instrument.”

July 22, 2010
Katherine Bash's, Tracing the Wind. 

Katherine Bash's, Tracing the Wind

July 15, 2010

Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen… also worth a look are her photo collages.

July 15, 2010
Diana Thater’s video installations…

Diana Thater’s video installations

July 14, 2010
One of me favorite Installation/ Fibers artists Nicholas Hlobo. Not only do I find his work strikingly beautiful to look at but the inspiration he draws from growing up in South Africa and the commentary that he has about South African politics/ society is something I find myself drawn to.
Read the Frieze Magazine article:

Nicholas Hlobo: Phalluses, saddles and South Africa; handmade costumes and the Xhosa language
See more of Hlobo’s work here.

One of me favorite Installation/ Fibers artists Nicholas Hlobo. Not only do I find his work strikingly beautiful to look at but the inspiration he draws from growing up in South Africa and the commentary that he has about South African politics/ society is something I find myself drawn to.

Read the Frieze Magazine article:

Nicholas Hlobo: Phalluses, saddles and South Africa; handmade costumes and the Xhosa language

See more of Hlobo’s work here.

July 13, 2010

Sophie Ernst, Dying Gauls

July 13, 2010
Michael Naimark, Displacements

Michael Naimark, Displacements

July 13, 2010
Julie Orser, installation/video/photography

Julie Orser, installation/video/photography

July 13, 2010
Kerry Tribe’s video and installation work.

Kerry Tribe’s video and installation work.

July 13, 2010


July 13, 2010
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Consolation Service

Installation/Video/Photo artist. I’ll post a few more links of her work.

July 13, 2010

Banksy show at the Bristol City Museum.

submitted by Amy.

July 13, 2010
Test for Submitting artists… I thought this would be an interesting on for John to see. Different take on subject.

Peter Richards "Wind Riders" Washington State University, 2002image

July 13, 2010

this is part installation, part animation, all insanity

July 7, 2010
Gallery Floor Plan

So here is the breakdown for you guys:

University Gallery: 

  • Front window: Jake
  • Front corner (to left when entering): John
  • Rear of the gallery near exit/moving into the space: Amy
  • Rear of the gallery near office: Bridget
  • Center of gallery: Suzanne

Student Gallery:

  • Rear of the gallery: Maggie
  • Front of the gallery: Lois

Outside of the galleries: Kim (final location TBD)

Alternate location for Kim is the coat room of the gallery. (We will discuss with the Student Center staff about allowing you to build within the public spaces of the gallery).