Saturday, July 17, 2010

Who Dunnit? Why, 6X6, of Course...

For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery.
For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.

Marshall McLuhan

Our old friend McLuhan haunted the Cine Lab on July 7 when we gathered with curator Jeffrey Whittle to delve into the depths of his selections for 6X6 Mystery. Proving that "art -is- anything you can get away with," the pieces ranged from Aaron Oldenburg's first person drowning simulation to Elizabeth Leister's live performance streamed over the Net from California, in which a darkened room full of people in Athens, Georgia watched her hands draw in tandem with a ghost. Not to mention Lindsey Lawson's simulation of invisible hands making pottery on a wheel to the tune of "Unchained Melody." For those of you who didn't get it at the time, as curator Whittle pointed out, "That's a pop culture reference." We really have to hand it to him, these selections were terrific:

1. Aaron Oldenburg, Drowning, Germantown, MD, 3:04

2. John Keston, Chromatic Textures, Minneapolis, MN, 6:25

3. Lindsey Klonoski, (Subconscious) Grind, Athens, GA, 1:15

4. Lindsay Lawson, Das Ding, Berlin, Germany, 3:38

5. Denton Crawford, Eyeballs and Chicken Snakes, Athens, GA,1:51

6. Elizabeth Leister, Hand Drawn, Los Angeles, CA, 5:31

Next up: 6X6 Disaster, curated by Lauren Fancher. Don't we get enough of that these days? Better tell her off; submit your work by July 28.

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