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Gena Gbenga on 2 Jan 2001 20:35:51 -0000


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Jordan Crandall
Drive (Tracks 3 & 4) 

January 5 - 26, 2001 
Opening reception: Friday, January 5, 6-8pm 

The Kitchen 
512 West 19th Street (between 10th & 11th Aves), New York
(212) 255-5793
Free Admission


New York-based media artist Jordan Crandall will present two excerpts
from Drive - a seven-part series of large-scale video installations
commissioned by Peter Weibel for the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum
Joanneum in Graz, Austria.  The excerpts that will be presented are
Track 3 ("compulsion/registration") and Track 4 ("matrix:
father/child/witness").

Drive uses both cinematic technologies and military surveillance
techniques to investigate the pervasive, controlling systems that
"drive" the act of seeing.  In addition to this technics of control,
Drive looks at the new kinds of sensate worlds that begin to arise. 
These involve new couplings of humans and machines; new senses of
intimacy and invasive pleasures that usurp private space; and new forms
of simultaneously seeing and being seen -- which are helping to change
the contours of the body, its desires, and is sense of orientation in
the world.  

After their debut at the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz
one year ago, these works have been presented at numerous institutions
in Europe and Japan, including the ZKM in Karlshrue; ARTLAB-Spiral
Gallery in Tokyo; the Museo de Arte Carillo Gil in Mexico City; the
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin; and the Centre d'Art Contemporain
de Basse-Normandie.  In January, they will also be presented at the TENT
Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, in conjunction with V2
Organization and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

TV DINNER No. 10: Jordan Crandall 
Saturday, January 20, 6pm 
$20 (includes dinner) 
Reservation required

Moderated by Lawrence Rinder, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Whitney
Museum of American Art

For its tenth episode, The Kitchen's popular TV Dinner series features
Jordan Crandall, renowned artist and theorist on the politics of power
in new technology systems. Crandall talks about Drive (1998-2000) and
Heatseeking (1999-2000) -- two media installations in which traditional
16mm film technology is combined with technologies of combat to point at
the power dynamics around contemporary moving images:  sites where body
and sensorium are adjusted, oriented, "armed," and contoured within
complex new formats of movement.  

TV Dinner series  {AT}  The Kitchen 
Launched in the fall of 1998, TV Dinner series invites groundbreaking
video and new media artists to show their work and share their thoughts
in the informal atmosphere of The Kitchen's second floor theatre. The
audience meets the artists over screenings of work and a vegetarian
dinner provided by a neighborhood restaurant. Artists featured in past
TV Dinners include Joan Logue, Lynn Hershman, Gary Hill, Takahiko
Iimura, Liz Phillips, Paul Kaiser & Shelley Eshkar, Charles Atlas,
Johann Grimonprez and Fatimah Tuggar.               

The Kitchen is located at 512 West 19th Street (between 10th & 11th
Avenues).  For tickets, call 212-255-5793.

For more information, contact: 

Isabelle Deconinck 
The Kitchen
212-255-5793, ext.14 
isabelle {AT} thekitchen.org


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