Sinuous acts of perception: The beach beneath the pavement -- A talk by Christopher Squier | Bungee Project #5
Bungee Project #5
Sinuous acts of perception: The beach beneath the pavement A talk by Christopher Squier
Thursday, October 28, 7:30-9:00pm
Does it work? The particular color of blue signifying digital space and digital malfunction - carrying around a pocket of the digital world and a cup of broken color. The cocktail will be the “l’écran bleu de la mort,” a gin & tonic with this as coloring. Christopher supplying.
Christopher Squier, Untitled, 2021. Colored graphite on paper. Dims.
Bungee Space hosts a short artist talk for the launch of Christopher Squier’s recent series of public posters produced for the New York City Artist Corps. Squier will share a selection of recent visual and text-based projects connected by themes of ephemeral action, optics and absence, the politics of place, and the frictions, resistances, and interferences present within aesthetics and language.
Christopher Squier, Strange and unadorned: wave interference study no. 7, 2020. Graphite on paper under black glass, 39 x 27 cm.
Christopher Squier, Monstratsiya archive (installation view) at R/SF projects, San Francisco. 2018.
These projects draw on a range of aesthetic and literary influences spanning the digitally spurious to the speciously canonized, composed of Artyom Loskutov’s ‘monstratisya’ protest movement, Walter Benjamin’s orientation toward the ‘dictatorial perpendicular,’ Allan Kaprow’s ephemeral and glacial happenings (Fluids, from 1967), a fleeting hologram in Fort Greene Park, and the exquisite scientific diagrams of photographer Berenice Abbott. We will also share a preview of a new film and oral history produced about Michel Gérard, a French-American sculptor who participated in the civil (and aesthetic) unrest of May 1968 and later produced large-scale works combining the vernacular of American land art with elements of science fiction, surrealism, and psychoanalysis. The first print run of posters from this project will also be available to the audience.
Christopher Squier is a curator, writer, and artist whose exhibitions and articles address an array of interests including haptics, cartography, archaeology, and digital protest. He has worked in exhibitions and public programs for several institutions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including as Manager of Exhibitions at the San Francisco Art Institute, Programs Director at Embark Gallery, Curatorial Associate at KunstWorks, and a co-founder/editor of Dissolve. In 2015, Squier received the inaugural postgraduate fellowship in exhibitions from the San Francisco Art Institute and Kadist Art Foundation. He currently lives in New York City where he is the Executive Director of the Carl Heidenreich Foundation dedicated to the German American exile artist.
(Proof of vaccination and a photo ID will be requested at door)
Bungee Project is initiated and organized by Shisi Huang, the 1/3 of 3standardstoppage studio, who takes care of Bungee Space, NYC. As a subsidiary of 3standardstoppage, it is an annual experimental program that creates a self-sustaining ecology system by taking the role to further think, exploring and archiving the path of building variable intellectual constructs from the standard ruler.
Participants List & Programs of Bungee Project 2021 will be updated in a timely manner. Stay tuned!