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July 8-31, 2009
In “Portraits,” American Artist-in-Residence Rudy Shepherd presents a series of recent works that challenge and transcend traditional notions of who and what is a worthy subject of high-art portraiture, e.g., criminals, anonymous Taliban members, black heroes, or houses.The painted portraits in Shepherd’s “Criminal/Victim” series from 2009 depict both perpetrators and victims of the same crime side-by-side, visually blurring the line between innocence and guilt. By presenting the people first and the stories second a space is created for humanity to be re-instilled into the lives of people who have been reduced to mere headlines by the popular press (e.g. Timothy McVeigh).
28 Apr – 9 May 2009
Location One is pleased to present the first of its summer 2009 International Residency Program Exhibitions featuring the work of two outstanding emerging artists, Nicolas Grospierre (Poland) and Kaeko Mizukoshi (Japan). Artist Grospierre will present a photographic installation exploring the intricacies of NYC bank vaults, well timed in light of the global financial crisis. Artist Mizukoshi presents a video installation ste at a Los Angeles bus stop and focused on the dialog between a man, who rants indecipherably, and an awaiting passenger who responds with unrelated religious exclamations.
June 25th, 2008
A video screening of Hapless, Helpless and Hopeless, by Rob Kennedy and Peter Dowling, 2008, (34 mins), with film screenings of Secondary Currents (1983, 17 mins) and The Gift (1994, 6 mins), by Peter Rose plus spoken texts, sounds and other paraphernaliaA screening/talk/reading presented by Rob Kennedy and Peter Rose concerning the absurdities, problems and possibilities of language, as affected by image, text, time, sense and nonsense.
June 19 – July 26 2008
Have pop culture and globalization co-opted the wonderfully expressive gestures of the black America female? This is the question that Rashaad Newsome explores in video and photography in Shade Compositions, one of two new works in an exhibition opening on Thursday June 19th at Location One.
June 4-18, 2008
Location One is pleased to present new work by Daniel Andersson (Finland) and by Tseng Yu-chin (Taiwan), participants of the International Residency Program this year. The exhibited work was made at Location One as part of their residency and features multi-layered ink photographs and drawings.
May 21, 2008
Optical Handlers – eeyee is a new interactive media project that consists of an optical goggle device constructed by the artist, which splits the vision into four channels. Hold It! is an installation that creates a fantastical, sometimes hallucinatory vision of nature, the city and the artist’s studio. Visual play is generated by overlapping layers of drawings, ephemeral sculptures made of paper and cardboard, light wire objects, all constructed by Nobre in-situ.
April 18-April 30, 2008
Nina Sobell will install her studio in Location One’s Project Gallery, which includes recent wax
sculptures, drawings, keyboard, guitar and mic.
Visitors to the gallery will be able to engage in a dialogue with the artist about this work, and may bring their own instruments to improvise with her live on the web.
January 30th -February 9th, 2008
Hergenhahn’s installation will consist of a series of pencil drawings gathered from experiences of quotidian life, and a video projection and wall etching in the gallery. Santos plays with the architecture of the exhibition space to reflect on the particular conditions of being an artist temporarily displaced from her customary work space, while she also considers the evolution of her work in a hand-drawn map for a new website.
Jan 11th, 2008, 7pm
“From Cricket to Airplane”, an experimental performance by Hung Nguyen Manh followed by 2 other short pieces. 3 solo pieces that transports the audience into hi-frequency (cricket) to lo-frequency (airplane) sound effects. Realized with an electric guitar, e-bow and effects Boss DS1 + PS5 + DD6.
9th -19th January 2008
Central to Moira Ricci’s work is the world of the family home as the natural arena in which relationships are played out. Putting aside her own emotions, Ricci turns her personal narrative into fertile ground for thinking about the world we live in.
December 13-22, 2007
With “Draft“, Katia Kameli continues her investigation into key issues that drive her film, video and installation practice, namely the construction of intersecting identities in a globalized world, hybridization, the notion of intercultural spaces and awareness of psychogeographical effects.
June 2nd – July 28th, 2007
Location One presents the second IRP group show of the 2006-2007 season, featuring new work developed by our resident artists. The exhibition represents a diverse range of artistic approaches and many are works in progress.
April 13-May 25, 2007
Jeanette Doyle’s practice is primarily concerned with picture making. She is particularly interested in painting and its relationship to lens-based technologies. Her work is driven by conceptual concerns but is deeply engaged with the processes and mechanics of making, especially the production of images. Her works express a desire to crystalise complexity for a moment in an image which, on closer inspection, allows the fiction of coherence to dissolve. Disjunction between the image and text is a hint of this. This disjunction between word and image is a feature of the ‘StarLine Tours’ exhibition at Location One.
February 13-March 31st, 2007
Featuring: Natalie Bewernitz & Marek Goldowski, Teresa Henriques, Agnieszka Kalinowska,
Nina Katchadourian, Rie Kawakami, Alessandro Nassiri, Kaori Tazoe, Virginie Yassef
Location One presents the first of two exhibitions showcasing new work developed during their residencies by eight artists participating in the 2006-2007 International Residency Program. Featured works, some of which are exhibited as work-in-progress, represent a diverse range of artistic approaches.
November 21, 2006 – January 27, 2007
An opening reception and performance will be held on Wednesday, November 29th from 6 to 8 pm.
The multimedia installation, which was commissioned by Location One, is entitled In the Sky, is an exploration into the sharing of the senses and the interconnectedness between perception and sensation as experienced through visual, aural, and physical realms.
June 1st – July 29th, 2006
Featuring: Leesa & Nicole Abahuni, Simo Alitalo, Andrew Duggan, Mayumi Nakazaki, Trine Nedreaas, Yuki Okumura, Lydia Venieri, Wang Ya-Hui.
On Thursday, June 1st, Location One opens its Summer exhibition, showcasing new work developed by resident artists from the USA, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Japan, Greece, and Taiwan who are participating in the Location One 2005-2006 International Residency Program. The show will be open to the public through Saturday, July 29th, 2006.
Thursday, May 18, 2006 – 6:30-8:30pm
Location One presents ECHO, a collaborative project created by visual/media artist Andrew Duggan and dancers Jonathan Kelliher and Joanne Barry of Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland. For one-night only traditional Irish dance will be transported from the South West coast of Ireland to Location One’s Gallery space in New York City. Impromptu street performances and filming will take place in NYC at undisclosed locations leading up to the event. The resulting project will be presented at Location One.
February 9th – March 4th, 2006
Featuring: Paololuca Barbieri, Isabelle Ferreira, Geka Heinke, Yoon-Young Park, Mariana Viegas.
On Thursday, February 9th, Location One presents the first of two Spring exhibitions showcasing new work developed by artists from Italy, France, Germany, Korea, and Portugal who are participating in the 2005-2006 International Residency Program. Featured works represent a diverse range of artistic approaches.
Wednesday February 15th – 7:00 PM
A concert-performance conceived as a one-night audio-video event. The project explores the relationship between light and sound, looking for the natural correspondence between these two elements, between visible and invisible, playing with their frequencies.
7 December 2005 – 4 February 2006
Location One is pleased to present Somnambulic, the first New York solo exhibition by Canadian artist Martin Beauregard. This new body of work highlights persistent themes for the artist revolving around the relation between dream, illusion, and reality. It also produces a “fantastical strangeness” that is characteristic of Beauregard’s work, as he explores modes of perception through play and creation.
June 4th – July 30th, 2005
Tent for Poet (2005) (multimedia installation with tent, furnishings, video & DVD) is a work dedicated by the artist to a poet living in New York. Citizen Firefighter (2001) (resin sculpture), was conceived primarily to celebrate the men and women of Strathclyde Brigade in Scotland. The driving force behind Wu Ta-Kun’s varied body of work is expanding “ideas of sensibility”. Landscape is an entity –or a body– which is transformed by our presence and which, in turn, transforms us.
April 28th – May 28th, 2005
Location One is pleased to present the second of three Spring exhibitions showcasing the work of artists participating in its 2004-2005 International Residency Program. The two installations by Canadian artist Martin Beauregard, and Polish artist Marlena Kudlicka were developed during their residencies at Location One.
March 18 – April 23, 2005
Artists-in-Residence Nayda Collazo-Llorens (USA) and Santeri Tuori (Finland) will present video installations in Location One’s main gallery. With special thanks to NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) and FRAME (Finnish Fund for Art Exchange)
Dec 15 2004 – Jan 29, 2005
Each video presents a singular character performing a simple action: a figure on a skateboard filmed from the back in a car, a young girl playing guitar on a traffic circle in the suburbs of Paris, a swimmer, a New York doorman as he progresses through the city at night.
July 8 – July 31, 2004
PASSED for EXPORT, a site-specific installation by Mark Themann, raises questions about the American Landscape, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in times of political crisis. Two videos of monumental US landscapes are projected in unnervingly slow and steady takes on opposite walls. Any potential romanticism is forestalled by the cacophonous clashing of two audio tracks in which the narrators are each reading from the Amendments to the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, reciting with an extreme stutter.
May 28 – June 30, 2004
Featuring:Koki Tanaka, Hsiao Sheng Chien, Mark Themann, Federico Muelas, Miguel Soares, Alexandra do Carmo, Vincent Lamouroux.
On Thursday, May 27, Location One presents its third annual artist-in-residence group exhibition. Eight works ranging from video, to sculpture, to robotic structures, to interactive installations were developed by emerging international artists during their stay. Featured in the main gallery, the show will be open to the public through Wednesday, June 30th, 2004.
These three works explore time, and our perception of time. For me, one of the most interesting qualities of video is that it is in reality only a collection of still images. At 30 video frames per second, any 10 seconds of fluid movement can alternately be considered as a static collection of 300 related still images. Working in the digital realm in a real-time manner, there are endless possibilies for instantly treating a new video recording as a library of stills, then deriving new material by analyzing or modifying this library: reordering entries, comparing similarity or difference between entries, deriving a single image from multiple entries, etc.
December 10-30, 2003
Casual Friday will consist of several layers, only one of which will be photographic. Audio interviews, drawings and writings will constitute the other layers.
Collaborator and architect Srdjan Weiss, will address these themes through drawings of the layout and contents of the “perfect” office. He will do so through drawings, and will integrate into his work research on the history of the subject building, as well as information related to the taste and design of the architects who originally worked on the building.
“Do androids dream of electric sheep?” – Philip K. Dick
Gustavo is a robot that has been discarded in a black garbage bag. Out of this bag extends Gustavo’s motorized arm, with a laser that is carving a drawing on the wall. Do robots dream of being artists?
July 9 – August 2, 2003
This is an interactive video projection examining the critical moments leading to war. The visitor winds* up the mechanical toy drummer boy with the brass key. The action of the drummer boy correlates to a projected video that shows bombs dropping from the sky. The sound of the bombs keeps exact beat with the drum. The tighter the mechanism is wound the faster the bombs will drop. The visitor controls frequency of the bombing. Where are these bombs being dropped? What are the consequences?
May 22, 2003-June 28, 2003
May 22, Location One, a not-for-profit multimedia arts organization, opened its second artist-in-residence group exhibition with multimedia work developed during their stay. Included artists: Daniel Blaufuks (Portugal), Isabelle Jenniches (The Netherlands), Dominik Lejman (Poland), Jiun-Ting Lin (Taiwan), and Javier Viver (Spain). This exhibition will be on view in Location One’s gallery through June 28, 2003 and will be streamed live on our website (www.location1.org).
September 10 – October 19, 2002
Location One is happy to present “Signal to Noise“, a group exhibition featuring works that explore the relationship of sound and light waves. Not merely illustrations of audio-visual synaesthesia, several of the pieces act literally as transducers, that is, devices that convert input energy of one form into output energy of another.
May 23rd – June 29th 2002
Xu Tan draws his inspiration from the teachings of philosopher Chuang-Tzu (circa 250 BC). Successor to Lao Tzu and a foremost proponent of Taoism, Chuang-Tzu presumed that no matter how alike two things are, a difference between them can always be found and, conversely, no matter how different two things are, one can find a similarity between them. Objective similarities and differences do not justify any particular way of distinguishing between things.
January 10 – March 2, 2002
White Balance (to think is to forget differences) is an effort to uncover the geographies of power, the frontiers of privilege. It revisits this problem from different angles, creating short circuits of meaning which are hosted by improbable audiovisual matches. Media and internet footage is intermixed with images shot in downtown Manhattan before and after the September 11th attacks.
December 8th – 29, 2001
“Sound does not exist without space and space is always filled with sound. Space represents sound as something visible, sound represents space as something audible. Our daily life is made of inevitable factors such as time and space. As for myself, that is a place where contemporary music exists.” –Atsushi Nishijima
June 9-July 28, 2001
Museum of Mankind is a video installation depicting the statues that stand high on the roof of the Museum of Mankind in London. In a multimedia installation and web site project, New Baby?, Marta Deskur questions the significance of family today and the conflicting issues this question addresses. Ksenija Turcic presents a new multimedia installation, Phase, where she pursues her investigation of emotional space.
March 22 – April 21, 2001
“Recorders is an installation where a rotating camera and video projector interact with the visitor in a game of shadows and projection, images and text, narration and space, focus and blur. A pre-recorded conversation acts as voice-over for the entire set-up which is encompassed by a large image that resembles something like bits of information, white noise or a glittery seascape.