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Sunday, March 09, 2008

American Dreams at Pace Digital Gallery, New York

Animation and videos by artists living in the U.S.
curated by Jillian Mcdonald
show runs March 5 - 28, opening Tuesday March 25, 5 - 7pm
Pace Digital Gallery
163 William Street
New York, NY
more info at gallery website
also screening at Digital Media 1.0 in valencia, Spain April 24 + 26

Artists: Marina Zurkow, Liselot van der Heijden, Paul Slocum, Rick Silva, Tricia McLaughlin, Stephanie Lempert, Orit Ben-Shitrit and Harold Moss

"Natural Interpretation. Rick Silva's poetic intervention plugs the white dune, snow-crusted brook, and other quiet wonders into his scheme as hapless instruments in a sublime analogue remix. Stephanie Lempert translates the mouth movements of passive goldfish into English monosyllables.

Relentless Remix. Orit Ben-Shitrit and Harold Moss's magazine imagery montage permits us a glimpse of their subterranean dreamworld populated by strange monsters. Liselot van der Heijden finds innuendo and ridiculous machismo in one familiar posture from a Hollywood western. Paul Slocum's solicited recreations of a melodramatic scenario from sitcom television are fascinating in their subtle variations.

Fantastic Mischief. Marina Zurkow's space invaders cavort unseen as they infiltrate New York City's gritty textural infrastructure. Tricia McLaughlin's "machine for living" posits an architecture that happily destroys and asexually reproduces itself in a satirical romp."


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