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ONLY A SIGNAL SHOWN

Five one-week video projections, screenings and events organized by SoExs curatorial committee

February 1, 2013 - March 9, 2013

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6pm
Openings Every Friday: February 1, 8, 15, 22, and March 8, 2013, 7–9pm
Friday, March 1: SoEx presents the Bank Heist Proposal Award Ceremony
Week #1, February 1-7, 2013
Week #2, February 8-14, 2013
Week #3, February 15-21, 2013
Week #4, February 22-28, 2013
Week #5, March 1-9, 2013


Artists: Artists: Morehshin Allahyari, Double Zero, Mik Gaspay, Mariam Ghani, Kate Gilmore, Samara Halperin, Erin Johnson, Chris Kubick, Lina Lapelyte, Kristin Lucas, Lilly McElroy, Julia Meltzer and Brian Thorne, Ranu Mukherjee, Camilla Newhagen, David Politzer, Jake Portman & Bill Sneed, Sandra Schaefer, Azin Seraj & Ali Dadger, Weston Teruya, Skye Thorstenson, Lindsey White, Doug Garth Williams, the Wonderment Consortium, the Zellner Brothers, and more.

Southern Exposure's Curatorial Committee: Michele Carlson, Amanda Eicher, Courtney Fink, Michael Hall, Taraneh Hemami, Jonn Herschend, Valerie Imus, Nathan Lynch, and Daniel Nevers

Southern Exposure’s video exhibition, Only a Signal Shown, presents the work of over twenty-eight local, national, and international artists through five one-week projects. Each week’s program includes up to five simultaneous large-scale immersive video projections, selected by members of SoEx’s artist-run curatorial committee. Each program draws from different themes, including experimental narratives, humorous performative works, plays on leisure time, and cultural memory and history. Many of the artists included in Only a Signal Shown don’t typically work in video, making this exhibition an opportunity to see a distinct side of their work.


February 1–7, 2013: Week #1, curated by Jonn Herschend, presents short works of experimental and absurdist narrative, with work by Chris Kubick, Lina Lapelyte, Kristin Lucas, Jake Portman & Bill Sneed, Lindsey White, the Wonderment Consortium, and the Zellner Brothers.

February 8–14, 2013: Week #2, curated by Michael Hall, includes works by artists performing ridiculous acts of endurance, with work by Kate Gilmore, Double Zero, Lily McElroy, David Politzer, and Doug Williams.

February 15–21, 2013: Week #3, curated by Michele Carlson, includes work by Mik Gaspay, Ranu Mukherjee, Weston Teruya, Skye Thorstenson, exploring the ways artists use speculative fiction to reframe existing narratives and media forms.

February 22–28, 2013: Week #4, curated by Daniel Nevers and Amanda Eicher, looks at free time and past times, with work by Samara Halperin, Erin Johnson, Camilla Newhagen, and Doug Garth Williams.

March 1–9, 2013: Week #5, curated by Taraneh Hemami, includes work by international artists exploring issues of cultural memory and history.

Generous support for Only a Signal Shown is provided by The Adobe Foundation, The Columbia Foundation, The Fleishhacker Family Foundation, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Southern Exposure’s Members.

Special thanks to our neighbors at Alite Designs, who provided Mantis Chairs as seating for Only a Signal Shown. http://alitedesigns.com.

Thanks also to David Cunningham, Collin McKelvey, Paul Rauschelbach, Charlene Tan, and Devin Trainer.

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