Since early October, my video Casual Encounters: A Month of Sundays has been playing at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY, as part of the show The Women’s Room: Female Perspectives on Men, Women, Family and Nation” curated by Marcy B. Freedman and Livia Straus. This weekend, though, brought a good reminder to go see the show before it closes in December: the New York Times ran a piece about the show, “Personal Ways of Untangling the Political” by Susan Hodara.
The show runs through December 7, and will feature a panel discussion on December 6. Works include videos by eight internationally-based artists, many of whom I met at the opening. Here’s an install shot of the video (you can watch it here).
Been cramming lately putting together some work for an exciting new publication, Image File Press, the brainchild/lovechild of Ivan Lozano (more of his brilliant brain/love children here). It’ll be a PDF zine/chapbook featuring different artists each month, and I’m honoured that Ivan asked me to inaugurate the first edition. Mourning Arpad, featuring 20 different artists, is the preview edition and you can check it out at imagefilepress.net.
The premise of the regular monthly edition is image response, so I went with this image:
I’ve been looking at/thinking about this picture for a long time and I loved having to get into it a little deeper. Here’s a teaser of the work that will appear in the full issue.