Curated by Sharon Hayes

Video Screenings 6pm and 8pm
Program 1, August 16, 2003
Program 2, August 23, 2003

Featuring works by:
Yael Bartana, Matthew Buckingham, Patty Chang, Colleen Hennessey, Dawn Kasper, Skylar Haskard, Cristobal Lehyt, Lana Lin, Shana Lutker, Kara Lynch, Ulrike Mueller, Taisha Paggett, Yvonne Rainer, Aya Seko, Jeannie Simms, Haruko Tanaka, The Speculative Archive and Alex Villar

ART2102 is pleased to announce the opening of: RECORD, a two-night series of contemporary video work, delves into the term both as a verb and a noun.

Program 1 ‘Performance, Event and Documentation’ addresses the attempt to translate a live event or performance to another viewing environment. We come to know and understand performance through its documentation: sometimes voluminous and sometimes little more than a sentence describing what took place. Through its functional role of representing an event that has already taken place, performance documentation both evokes the familiarity of an event that has “already been seen” and reframes the context of the original performance. The changing technologies of sound and digital recording devices and their increasing availability have enhanced the possibilities of documentation and allowed artists to consider the mediation and documentation of a live event as an integral part of the work itself. By focusing on the problematic inherent to the act of recording, Performance, Event and Documentation dissects the conditions both of the “live” event and the “recorded” document. Includes works by: Yael Bartana, Patty Chang, Colleen Hennessey, Dawn Kasper, Skylar Keitzman, Cristobal Lehyt, Shana Lutker, Kara Lynch, Taisha Paggett, Yvonne Rainer, Aya Seko, Haruko Tanaka and Alex Villar.

Program 2 ‘Evidence, Trace and Testimony’ presents film and video work that intersects in a shared interest in the found record, document or character. The work interrogates instances in which history is taken down, then concealed, lost and/or forgotten and then found again. Raising questions about the construction of narrative, these works challenge the boundaries of what can and can’t be seen, known and heard. Includes works by: Matthew Buckingham, Lana Lin, Ulrike Mueller, Jeannie Simms and The Speculative Archive.

Curator: Sharon Hayes was born 1970 in Baltimore, MD and currently bases in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from the Interdisciplinary Studio at UCLA’s Department of Art. Her art practice moves between multiple mediums in an ongoing investigation into intersections of history, politics and space. To this aim, she employs conceptual and methodological approaches borrowed from performance, anthropology and journalism.

Special Thanks for support from Art Space Tomato.

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