Collapse Into Image

Collapse Into Image

“Hubbard uses flowers, balloons, plastic letters, and other mundane things in bizarre, at times aggressive ways, calling attention to their purpose and altering them through a series of vaudevillian maneuvers.” —Artforum

Jack H. Skirball Series

Drawn from some of the most distinctive media installations of the last few years, this program showcases projects by artists who translate their extended, multifaceted creative processes onto the picture plane of the moving image and, through this transposition, invite new thinking about time, space, actions and materials. The selection includes recent works by Erika Vogt, known for her rich and rigorous practice of abstracting images and layering media. Also featured are Alex Hubbard’s often humorous, always thought-provoking videos, wherein painterly surfaces exist only to be dismantled, as in his most spatially complex piece to date, The Border, The Ship (2011). William E. Jones, meanwhile, salvages, alters, manipulates, or recontextualizes archival footage and photography, challenging the opposition between flatness and depth while deconstructing the relationship between power and imagemaking—vividly shown in Spatial Disorientation (2011), which is receiving its theatrical premiere.

In person: William E. Jones, Erika Vogt

Curated by Madison Brookshire.

Funded in part with generous support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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MON 11/21
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff