A Late Time to be Living:
A SCREENING FOR LIVING ON A WARMING PLANET
One-Night Screening: Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30 pm
Curated by: Rachel Garber Cole
“It is late. A late time to be living.” -Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm
Since the end of last Ice Age 10,000 years ago, the Earth has maintained relatively stable climate conditions. It was during this period of stability that humans were able to flourish, developing the societies, politics, languages, and histories that have undergirded our sense of what it means to be a person (and to be a people) on this planet. But climate monitoring organizations worldwide tell us the Earth’s climate is destabilizing, and that the top five warmest years on record have all occurred since 2010. As we transition into a world where weather is stranger, less predictable, and more extreme, how do we reorient the way we understand ourselves as individuals and as collectives? In what ways does climate change necessitate that we not only rethink, but create new narratives around the meanings of Time, History, and Humanness? How will these new narratives help us make a just transition from the Holocene into whatever lies ahead?
A LATE TIME TO BE LIVING is a program of videos that engage with these questions. The videos reposition the human within the framework of nature, seek to redefine historical notions of progress, and explore how understandings of Time shape stories of past/present/future. The participating artists open up the possibilities for (re)contextualizing our role in Earth’s history, and they create language that addresses the disorientation of this historic moment. In short, these works are tools that might help us navigate our way through a warming future. The evening is curated by Rachel Garber Cole and includes videos made by Vanessa Albury, Caitlin Berrigan, Rachel Garber Cole, Dakota Gearhart, Jeremy Olson, Sarada Rauch, and Kimberlee Venable.
Join us on Saturday, January 19 at 11:00 AM for the Artist Talk and Conversation between the artists Siru Wen, Selvaggio Dordetti, Valery Jung Estabrook, Emma Penaz Eisner, Rachel Cole, Abe Abraham, and Conrad Meyers the Executive Director of Aggregate Space Gallery.
We will also provide some breakfast snacks + mimosa and will be live right for the talk through our Youtube Channel:
Aggregate Space Gallery
801 West Grand Avenue
Entrance on West Street
Oakland, CA 94607
FLEX FEST, Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival
Thursday, February 7th, 2019
The Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival is an annual showcase of experimental, avant-garde, and underground media in Tampa, FL.
QUESTIONS FOR A DINOSAUR will be playing: Thursday February 7 || 6:30 PM || FLEX HQ ||
Shorts 3 || 83min
(FLEX HQ, 1401 Alicia Ave Tampa, FL 33604)
For the full schedule, check it out here
Aggregate Space Gallery Presents
Holding Breath | 6th Annual Open Call for Works in Video
4 January - 2 February 2019
Oakland, CA (January 4, 2019) Aggregate Space Gallery is pleased to present this selection of video works from our annual open call for time-based media. For the 6th time, we intentionally chose to forgo a themed call so that a cohesive show may be discovered in the relationships between some of the 200+ submissions. This year, the works that stood out were all surreal depictions of personal struggle with outside forces, some via artist confessionals, and some presented more cryptically. The video pieces that will be playing concurrently within Holding Breath each contain one-sided conversations either with an implied partner or no-one at all, often relying on humor as a weapon to disarm the viewer from the frustrations, anxiety, and loneliness under the surface of each piece.
Featuring works by Abe Abraham, Maryamsadat Amirvaghefi, Selvaggio Dordetti, Emma Penaz Eisner, Valery Jung Estabrook, Rachel Garber Cole, Matthew Gottschalk, Beata Rasitsan, Britt Thomas, and Siru Wen