Minnesota Street Outpost
through September 9, 2016
This summer, TRANSFER installs an outpost in San Francisco inside the media gallery at the Minnesota Street Project – the NYC-based gallery presents an immersive three-channel audio-visual exhibition, designed to engage the newly launched Dogpatch-based contemporary art space.
Installed as a series of hyperlinked solo exhibitions, The ‘TRANSFER Download’ invites artists to present custom three-channel solo presentations of moving image. Each work is accessible via a playlist, creating a layered salon-style exhibition format first tested during Art Basel Miami in 2014. Selecting an artwork from the control screen changes over the entire installation space to feature a single work – formats include time-based narrative, generative 3D video, and looped moving images.
The ‘TRANSFER Download’ features a selection of new and existing works spanning themes of technology and the body, architectural space reimagined through moving images, and urban/glitch landscapes.
TRANSFER Director, Kelani Nichole
“This immersive installation invites the Bay Area to get intimate with new formats – presented in the slowdown summer months, the ‘TRANSFER Download’ creates a unique environment for viewing artworks. Featuring transitory media, ranging from VR to lenticular prints, the exhibition exemplifies the bifurcation of scarcity and authenticity in contemporary art. I hope to engage new audiences with my approach to supporting computer-based practices through exhibition and development in the art market.”
CLAUDIA HART – ‘Empire’
Hart surrounds the viewer with a continuous animation of a virtual monument that slowly decays, rotting as it transits from sunrise to sunset.
MARY ANN STRANDELL – ‘Tromploi’
Strandell considers the spatial anxieties within the constructs of place and nature. ‘Tromploi’ reactivates parts and pieces of her lenticular series, ‘ReMaterial’, sourced from volumes of encyclopedias, postcards, photographs, as well as Google image repositories.
ROSA MENKMAN – ‘DCT: Syphoning’
Inspired by ‘Flatland’, Menkman tells the story of a father who introduces his son to different levels of compression; they move from dither, to lines, to macroblocks (the realm in which they normally resonate) to the ‘future’ realms of wavelets and vectors.
PHILLIP DAVID STEARNS – ‘Polar Visions 002’
Stearns reconstructs a sunset from its representation as a digital still; an exercise in reformulating machinic experience for humans.
RICK SILVA – ‘Vibes Accelerationist’
Silva’s 3D animation a features a slowly oscillating shaka / hang-loose gesture that generates a set of rapidly pulsating particle fields.
ROLLIN LEONARD – ‘Spinning Pinwheel of Death’
Leonard’s looped self portrait emulates a digital distortion – without employing any post-production effects – by using water as optics. His photographs are taken through drops of water, each droplet acts as a flexible, temporary lens.
LATURBO AVEDON – ‘ID’
A poetic visualization of the creation of personal metadata, for the identification of a digital self – born from code. In ‘ID’ LaTurbo addresses how social media platforms have continued to move toward the creation of authenticators adding real name policies and hungry terms of service to access to personal information.
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA
Open Tuesday – Saturday from 11am-6PM and by Invitation
July 30 – September 9th, 2016
TRANSFER welcomes groups and parties for private viewings in the media gallery and the surrounding great hall. Contact the firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a private evening or weekend tour for your friends or colleagues.
- Daniel Temkin: NADA NY
- The Game: The Game ::: Angela Washko