Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Consuming As Fast As We Can

Consumption is us, and the us-ness of us is getting to be a little overwhelming: big box stores, holiday junk, landfills of fast food containers and plastic toys. Still, we cherish the cast off remnants of our culture looping through YouTube and out into space. How is it that consumption is both the act of consuming and the act of being consumed? Lindsey Klonoski will ponder this subject in the next 6X6, November 3 at the Ciné Lab from 7-8 PM. Submit your work by October 21.

About the Curator:
Lindsey Klonoski is a multimedia video artist in Athens, Georgia. Winner of the 6X6 UGA Student Prize earlier this year, she is in her fourth year of study at the University of Georgia earning a BFA in Digital Media. Klonoski grew up on Saint Simons Island, a small town on the easternmost coast of Georgia. Her art is driven by the nostalgia of this town, specifically the juxtaposition of its beauty and inviting appearance against the deeper layers of heartache, mystery, and mysticism that resonate in the rural south. Her work explores human nature and emotions, seeking to understand the disconnection between the two; simultaneously invoking lust and discomfort, confusion and enticement. More about the curator: http://www.oakandmoss.com


Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Weakness for the Dice Games

Oh yes, it really was a fatal weakness that descended on 6X6 Wednesday night. But that was just the coordinator's tendency to over-engineer the proceedings. The audience had a fine time rolling the dice to determine which of the semi-finalist videos would get shown, allowing Chance to have its night all to itself. Once that ridiculousness was over, everyone settled down to watch the poetic, chaotic, and charming results.

Semi-Finalists and Finalists (*'d)
Next up: Consumption, curated by Lindsey Klonoski. Submit by October 21.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Random Experience

Still from Follow Me by Melanie Beisswenger

What is at the intersection of random and chance? Is it the impersonal detachment of a godless universe? Or the improbable providence of a winning lottery ticket? Or maybe, for many of us, it's just the neat trick of remembering where we parked the car? Test your hypothesis Wednesday night, October 6th, when 6X6 returns to the Ciné Lab with a new batch of dicey propositions. Semi-finalists include works from Chicago, Canada, New York, Atlanta, Italy, Boston, and Australia. How random is that? Everything will get sorted out when the audience takes over.

About The Curator:

The 6X6 Audience consists of seasoned professionals who understand the ins and outs of audience participation. They come, they buy beverages, they sit, they applaud, they volunteer, and they come back again. What a great group! They will bring their own signature style to the proceedings, one that mixes the experimental with the tried and true, the women with the men, and the unpredictable with the just plain unforeseeable.