Aaron GM (Los Angeles)
Ana Barrado (Key Largo)
Dan Graham (New York)
Gökce Suvari (Istanbul)
Klara Adam (Berlin)
Matt Sheridan (Los Angeles)
Michael H. Shamberg & Turtle Salon
WJM Kok (Amsterdam)
Anna Heidenhain, Elmar Hermann, Maki Umehara
text works by
EC Large, Gregory Mohr, Michael Tomasello, V. Vale and WJM Kok
music performance by
Joe Baiza (Los Angeles)
"Comfort isolates. Solitude limits solidarity, solidarity corrupts solitude." Susan Sontag
The show in Los Angeles is the last step in a series of APOGEE previews and features various aspects of isolation and laziness in an urban context. The monotonous and alienating effect of isolated housing is a main theme in the whole exhibition.
Gökce Suvari is going to realize some impossible maze wall drawings which combine modernist architecture and dead-end possibilities of finding your way in this pre-organised systems.
Utilizing minimal editing techniques, repetition, and corporal action to engage the observer, Aaron GM (LA)uses his body, voice, minimal studio props, and a single lens to create a whimsical and compelling
Ana Barrado photographed the rockets in Cape Canaveral in 1988 and created futuristic images that have appeared in J.G. Ballard's story collection "The Atrocity Exhibition" published by RE/Search.
American artist Dan Graham presents "Homes for America" (1966-67) - a series of amateur seeming snapshots of suburban architecture, published in 1966 in Arts magazine.
The American Felling Axe that Elmar Hermann uses in his installation at JB Jurve is an icon of American wildlife romanticism. A perfect example for taking cultural evolution radically serious. Every feature of this axe was meticulously designed for uselessness which turns a woodland tool into a general symbol for snobby weariness.
A famous yoga teacher once said: "If you don't have anymore, maybe you don't need it anymore.“ - a sentence that inspired Berlin based artist Klara Adam to use it as a title for a very fragile model of a
Maki Umehara: "I‘ ve decided to live and travel in foreign countries during my life, to be dislocated and represent myself as a performer and as a moving object, which would bring a new meaning and communication to the communities in which I live." An installation "Homes in Mum-Bay" is presented at JB Jurve as decoration of villa in India, where private and public spaces seemed to be often placed together.
WJM Kok´s "Untitled (As Long As The Grass Grows)" is out of a series video pieces in which difference is provoked by using visualizations from a standard computer software music player. The video also seems to act as a screensaver, which appears when a computer falls to sleep mode due to a lack of interaction.
Joe Baiza is a punk rock and jazz guitarist who lives in Los Angeles. Baiza is a founding member of the bands Saccharine Trust, Universal Congress Of, and The Mecolodiacs. At JB Jurve Baiza performs a solo setup during the opening night.