|Exhibition: April 16-30
Artist Talk: April 23, 4:00 PM
Screening: April 23, 6:00 PM
Pioneer Place Mall
Grand Detour is going back to the mall to present the multi-channel, glitch-happy, science-tastic videos of Evan Meaney, including an installation of his most recent project, the ceibas cycle at PLACE Gallery in the Settlement at Pioneer Place. The exhibition will run from April 16-30. Meaney will give an artist talk around the issues of his work on Saturday April 23, and follow with a screening of both his own past projects and inspiration from his self-appointed “spirit animal”, Hollis Frampton.
the ceibas cycle is a ten-part, multimedia exploration of ghosts, glitches and the aesthetics of entropy. Begun in 2007 and completed in 2011, the cycle offers technological rupture as an interface exploring geography, testimony, mortality and other hackable systems. Centering on an understanding of archival memory and networked representation, these pieces attempt to redefine viability. For our cyber-organized culture, glitches embody the imperfections that allow for us to be complete. A broken thing presents itself as a dialogue and not simply as a vessel. In this spirit, the ceibas cycle serves as a home for these glitchy reminders, given in all of their complex imperfection, so as to better celebrate our own.
Evan Meaney is an American-born scientist who teaches time-based media design at the university of Tennessee. His research, curation and artistic practices delve into liminalities, breaches and glitches of all sorts, equating faulty data interpretation to ghosts, seances and archival hauntology. He has been an Iowa arts fellow, an artist in residence at the Experimental Television Center, a Princess Grace nominee, and a founding member of GLI.TC/H, the international conference of noise and new media. Currently, Evan is working on new projects with the super computing team at Oak Ridge National Laboratories through generous funding from the National Science foundation. His most recent body of work, the ceibas cycle, has been exhibited in galleries, theaters, building-facades, museums, and universities both nationally and abroad.