Only a Signal Shown: Week 4 (February 22 - 28, 2013)

Only a Signal Shown: Week 4 (February 22 - 28, 2013)

Week #4 Opening Reception: Friday, February 22, 2013, 7–9 pm
Week #4 Dates: February 22 - 28, 2013
Exhibition Dates: February 1 - March 9, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6 pm

Week #4 of Only a Signal Shown, 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.

What does it mean to have free time and how do we choose to spend it? New video works by Samara Halperin, Erin Johnson, Camilla Newhagen and Doug Garth Williams explore these questions to widely varying results. From the manic delight of roller coasters at Coney Island to a Nauman-esque examination of the artist at work to the Tao of ice fishing to the creepiest ice cream surprise you’ve ever seen, each video provides visual wonder, humor, surprise and, best of all, a good time.

1. Camila Newhagen
Invisible Gestures, 2012
10:17 min
Invisible Gestures came about due to Newhagen’s lack of studio space. Invited to participate in Root Division’s annual juried show, she took up residence in the gallery inside a 5’ x 5’ cubicle. Each day, Newhagen dressed in her work uniform and set out to finish a specific task while documenting the space between creative ideas. The result became a video of the happenings and non-happenings during the month.

2. Doug Garth Williams
This is a Special Time, 2012
1:06 min
In this commercial spot for Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Doug Garth Williams was given complete creative freedom to conceive, edit and direct his take on America’s favorite pastime treat. The result is hilariously disturbing and raises existential questions about the nature of temptation and consumption. You may never look at ice cream the same way again. Featuring Asa Scheibe with voice work by Matthias Bossi.

3. Erin Colleen Johnson
Hole, 2012
Digital video
6:00 min

Erin Colleen Johnson explores connections across great distances and human acts of half-belief that create unintended, but potentially poignant, results. In Hole, the artist, confined in a cardboard box, interviews by phone an ice fisherman she met online as she became obsessed with this mysterious pastime. As their conversation unfolds, their circumstances, at first so seemingly disparate, merge and intersect in unexpected ways.

4. Samara Halperin
Coney Island, Last Stop, 2012
4:55 min
Coney Island, Last Stop is the 2nd film in Samara Halperin’s series of experimental shorts about Coney Island, shot on a perfect summer day at the edge of the world. Soundtrack by Like Paradise.