In collaboration with SFCA [iSAW+SUBTROPICS]
Dates: August 5 – August 18, 2016
Sam Ashley has devoted his life to the development of an experimental, non-religious mysticism, one rooted in a “find out for yourself” attitude, an attitude that he advocates in direct opposition to so many traditions. He has been a modern-day witch-doctor for more than 45 years.
For almost four decades Sam has been using this mysticism in the creation of music and art. His pieces are mostly about luck, hallucination and coincidence. Usually they include direct presentations of magic events, objects or phenomena. Sam’s sound art work is frequently about finding ways to amplify imaginary sound. Sam’s performed pieces often feature the use of authentic spirit possession, a phenomenon he has been working with for more than 30 years. All of what Sam does relates directly to trance.
Sam Ashley offers simple windows onto things that occur in-between the real world and whatever transcends it.
Dates: September 10 –September 20, 2016
Dr. micha cárdenas directs the Poetic Operations Collaborative, a design research lab at the University of Washington Bothell applying technological creativity to advance social justice. She is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and Interactive Media Design at the University of Washington | Bothell. cárdenas is an artist/theorist who creates mobile media to reduce violence and increase health. cárdenas’ forthcoming book, Shifting Poetics uses practice-based research to understand trans of color movement in digital media, where movement includes migration, performance and mobility. cárdenas has been described as one of “7 bio-artists who are transforming the fabric of life itself” by io9.com.
In collaboration with the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Dates: September 15 – September 30, 2016
Bridging art, architecture, and philosophy, the spatial modifications of Sarah Oppenheimer (b. 1972, Austin; lives in New York) generate astonishing effects that both scramble and clarify our understandings of the buildings we inhabit.
For her new project commissioned by Pérez Art Museum Miami, Oppenheimer reorients the array of staggered exhibition spaces on the museum’s second floor. S-281913 consists of two architectural “switches”: eccentrically rotating glass elements that alternate in transparency and reflectivity in relation to lighting conditions and viewing position. The switches operate in tandem, relaying sightlines between the museum’s two primary light sources: Herzog & de Meuron’s archetypal lighting grid and PAMM’s expansive view of Biscayne Bay. The visitor’s primary axis of orientation will fluctuate as the switches are moved. Locations seemingly distant will be brought into close proximity, and spaces previously obscured will be brought into view.
Sarah Oppenheimer received an M.F.A. from Yale University. Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at multiple institutions including Mudam Luxembourg; Kunsthaus Baselland; Baltimore Museum of Art; Saint Louis Art Museum; Queens Museum of Art; and the Drawing Center. Two major solo projects by Oppenheimer will be presented in 2017 at Wexner Center for the Arts, and Mass MoCA; Selected group exhibitions of her work include projects presented at Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston; Site Santa Fe; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; CCS Hessel Museum; Sculpture Center; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; and White Columns. She is the recipient of honors including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
Dates: September 22 – September 25, 2016
Deborah Levitt is Assistant Professor of Culture and Media Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School, in NYC. She is a media historian and theorist, and her publications include articles on media and biopolitics, contemporary film theory, and affect and immersion in digital cinema. Her article, “Animation and the Medium of Life: Media Ethology, An-Ontology, Ethics” appeared in Inflexions (2014) and her most recent essay, “Doll Parts (or Mamoru Oshii’s Kleist Crisis),” appears in the edited volume, Waking Life:Kino zwischen Technik und Leben (Berlin: b_books, 2016). Her book, The Animatic Apparatus, is forthcoming from Zero Books.
Federico Perez Villoro
Dates: September 22 – September 25, 2016
Federico Perez Villoro is an artist and designer. He is interested in the critical spaces of design and the political implications of communication technologies. He is currently doing a teaching fellowship at the California College of the Arts and researching on notions of identity and language in the post-human era.
Dates: September 22 – October 13, 2016
Armen Avanessian frequently teaches at art academies in Europe and the US. He is founder of the bilingual research platform [www.spekulative-poetik.de] and editor at large at Merve Verlag Berlin. Recent English publications include Speculative Drawing (together with Andreas Töpfer, 2014), as co-editor #Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader (2014) and Present Tense: A Poetics (2015) with Anke Hennig. Avanessian’s Overwrite – Ethics of Knowledge. Poetics of Existence (2016) is forthcoming with Sternberg Press.
In collaboration with MAWA
Dates: October 1 – November 1, 2016
Tracy Peters is a Winnipeg-based artist who uses photography, video and installation to explore intersections of architecture and time. Many years of darkroom practice initiated her research into fragile materials and the emotive power of surfaces. She bases her installations and moving images largely within the photographic process. Peters has received grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council, and in 2014, she had her first major solo exhibition at aceartinc. in Winnipeg. Recent artist-residencies include a partnership between Void Gallery and the Social Studios and Gallery in Derry, Northern Ireland, and the Deep Bay Residency program in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba.
Dates: October 10 – October 14, 2016
Manuel Shvartzberg is an architect, artist, and researcher, currently doing his PhD in Architecture History and Theory at Columbia University in New York City. Previously, he worked for Rem Koolhaas/OMA and was Project Architect at David Chipperfield Architects, London (2006-2012), as well as teaching at the University of Southern California, Woodbury University, and CalArts in Los Angeles.
Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga
Dates: October 15 – October 30, 2016
Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga is an independent curator and researcher, based in Madrid. Her practice deals with issues of geography and coloniality, production and exhibition apparatuses in art and culture, and their inscription as sites of knowledge production. She is part of the artistic collective Magnetic Declination and of the research group Península. Recent projects include Cannibal House, at the Cultural Centre of Spain in Costa Rica; Canibalia, at the Kadist Foundation in Paris; Until lions have their own historians, with Magnetic Declination at Matadero Madrid; Broadening the battlefield at the Cultural Centre Montehermoso, and Miralda’s Twin Tastes & Tongues at 9th Shanghai Biennale. Morandeira holds a BA in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University College of London. At the moment she is part of La Práctica in Beta Local, Puerto Rico.
Dates: November 3 – November 7, 2016
Amir George is a motion picture artist and film programmer born and bred in Chicago. Amir creates work for the cinema, installation, and live performance. His motion picture work and curated programs have been screened in festivals and galleries nationally and internationally. Amir is the founder of Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization. He is currently manifesting his latest short film Decadent Asylum.
As part of the Knight Arts Challenge, ARTSail
Dates: December 1 – 23, 2016
Mark Koven was selected as the first ARTSail artist in residence. The Utah-based artist will use the residency to continue working on his traveling project Taking One’s Temperature comprising of an interactive and participatory installation that integrates scientific data collection, contemporary educational models, and technology with the arts. During his time in Miami the artist will collect footage for a film exploring Miami’s natural environment and its challenges to be featured as an immersive 360-degree surround sound and video escape within a mobile planetarium dome. The installation will take place in the summer of 2017.