Artists: Frank Benson, Judith Hopf, Angie Keefer, Kitty Kraus, Mahony, Oliver Payne, Chadwick Rantanen
Venue: Overduin & Co., Los Angeles
Exhibition Title: New Gravity
Curated by: Olivian Cha and Eli Diner
Date: September 7 – October 18, 2014
Full gallery of videos, images, press release and link available after the jump.
Judith Hopf, Lily’s Laptop, 2013, digital video, 5:03 loop. Courtesy the artist and Overduin & Co., Los Angeles.
Kitty Kraus, installation video of Untitled, 2011. Steel, plastic, and motor. 1 x 1 x 24 in / 2.25 x 2.25 x 61 cm.
Video and images courtesy of Overduin & Co., Los Angeles.
In 2009, the European Space Agency launched the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) with the intention of mapping Earth’s gravity field with unrivaled precision, though, according to an ESA press release, nobody really expected the data to show changes over time. Gravity has no history.
Or so we thought. On December 3, 2013, the ESA announced that four years of gravity mapping had overturned this assumption: Large earthquakes not only deform Earth’s crust, but can also cause tiny changes in local gravity.
The history of gravity is propelled by disaster, lurching forward, like capitalism itself, from one crisis to the next.
We have drawn together works of art that suggest, envision or are otherwise poised for the next crisis— and what lies beyond. Some embrace physical or material precariousness, threatening to spill, crash, melt or collapse; others interrogate the instability of the image, quivering, chimerical, infinitely protean. Each in its way offers an extraordinary anticipation.