Vanillery I+II, Munich 2015, HD Video
epodium gallery is now presenting the video works of Paul Valentin.
The so-called “Mise en abyme” or Droste effect, which can be observed by standing between two parallel mirrors was the trigger to this work. In the videoloop, the viewer experience a simulated camera flight, through a world of reflection and illusion. Precise and abstract moments happening in a tranquil atmosphere.
The control and be controlled is central to the work “vanillery”. For this reason, the artist works, in this 10 min loop, with the aesthetics of computer games. Dramatic and ceremonial stands beside the intimate loneliness, that came from been foaled in a cryptical and artificial world. The program and the working space be like the process it self, a part of the story because it revolves around the blurred boundaries of virtual spaces.
Women Series Spotlight: Grimanesa Amorós
Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30pm in EDT
El Museo del Barrio in New York, New York
June 25–August 30, 2015
Zoe Leonard: Chapter 17 from Analogue. 1998–2009. Twelve chromogenic color prints from 412 prints, each 11 x 11″ (27.9 x 27.9 cm). © 2015 Zoe Leonard
Analogue, by Zoe Leonard (American, b. 1961), is a landmark project comprising 412 photographs conceived over the course of a decade. Displayed in serial grids and organized into 25 chapters, Analogue documents the eclipsed texture of 20th-century urban life as seen in vanishing mom-and-pop stores and the simultaneous emergence of the global rag trade. Leonard took her own New York neighborhood, Manhattan’s Lower East Side, as a point of departure in the late 1990s. She then followed the circulation of recycled merchandise—used clothing, discarded advertisements, and the old technology of Kodak camera shops—to far-flung markets in Africa, Eastern Europe, Cuba, Mexico, and the Middle East.