Saturday, April 14, 2007

Linda Post Utube James Kalm

In her 2nd Solo show at artMovingProjects AFIELD, Linda Post gives us four new pieces.
On the floor hardly visible are two faux speaker rocks on which exists audio of different people telling stories of being in cornfields. “Memories of a Dalmatian named Pepper”, “freshness of things”, “The lack of anything between yourself and the world.”” The unmediated experience.” “The endlessness of growth.” “ Nothing else can be.” “ You are in the middle of it and you are fulfilled.” Be prepared this aural piece is over an hour Look for chairs in the Project space where a video by Praxis (Delia Bajo and Brainard Carey) titled Love a sad story by Mortician about a crush turned bad.
In front of AFIELD (further) is Hedge made up of twelve old televisions all turned on with static from their screens reflected off the wall. They are stacked as if they were rocks, projected on their rear and covered in canvas cases. The projected video is of the artist’s hands piling up rocks in front of the camera and obstructing its view. These stones are carefully placed and fitted to form a very unstable wall.
In AFIELD a circular projection of video documents walking through and around a cornfield at different times of the season in upstate New York. She films it in a very
unconventional way, breaking all the rules of what normally constitutes good filmmaking, searching with the camera, erratic movement, fast panning, hitting leaves, falling, and combined tripod work.
Fall the only work from 2006 shows a woman with red hair falling down and disappearing in different places within a fall landscape. Everything about this video is so stupid that it’s funny. It is like a video game where the villain falls and disappears. In all this retro-media work one is transported out of the city to a place of nature. If you want to take a get out of town, but don’t want to leave the city this is the place for you. Linda Post uses her body as she uses the rocks as a sculptural intervention. Something blocking and being removed either by a final cut effect or by hand.

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