• X-TRA Spring Launch!

    Saturday, April 23 4 - 5:00 pm, reception to follow. Maccarone
    300 South Mission Road Los Angeles, CA 90033

    X-TRA Spring Launch
    Stills / or it didn’t Happen: A lecture and a screening

    Join us in celebration of the new issue of X-TRA
    with Leslie Dick, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, and a video by Cécile B. Evans

    Saturday April 23, 2016
    4:00-5:00pm, reception to follow

    300 South Mission Road
    Los Angeles, CA 90033


    Screening of Cécile B. Evans’s Hyperlinks or it didn’t Happen,
    Leslie Dick on Sarah Charlesworth’s Stills,
    followed by a conversation with Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal
    moderated by Brica Wilcox

    Sarah Charlesworth’s Stills (1980), most recently exhibited in 2015 at the New Museum in New York, consists of fourteen large-scale black and white photographs, each showing a found photograph of someone falling from a building. The emotional intensity of the images keeps viewers close, as the artist unfolds and enacts an analysis of how photographs operate.

    The work is the subject of an essay by Leslie Dick featured in the new issue. Leslie Dick will discuss the different ways the work presents a set of propositions regarding the image, life, and death. After her short presentation, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal will join her in conversation.

    Cécile B. Evans’ video work, Hyperlinks or it didn’t Happen (2014) was recently exhibited in Then They Form Us at MCA Santa Barbara; an exhibition reviewed by Travis Diehl in this issue of X-TRA. Hyperlinks or it didn’t Happen is a video narrated by a CGI copy of an American actor who has recently passed. Through this narrator, keenly aware of his status as a facsimile, and other characters, Evans raises questions about the nature of information in the digital realm; asking us question the fate of our online identities after we are gone. Situated in the indefinable space where the digital and physical overlap, Evans’s work addresses the different ways we experience reality in a data-saturated world.

    With special thanks to Maccarone.

    The Spring issue of X-TRA is here.
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    About the participants:
    Leslie Dick is a writer and teacher based in Los Angeles. She is a member of the editorial board of X-TRA.

    Cécile B. Evans is an American–Belgian artist based in London and Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include Cécile B. Evans, Kunstverein Bielefeld (2015); Hyperlinks, Seventeen Gallery, London (2014); AGNES, Serpentine Galleries (commission), London (2014); and The Brightness, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013).

    Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal
    works in wild theory. She has presented performances at The New Museum and REDCAT, published chapbooks with Publication Studio and Gauss PDF, and her criticism appears regularly in Art in America.

    Brica Wilcox is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. She is a member of the editorial board of X-TRA.

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