AT THIS STAGE at Château Shatto

Artists: Aria Dean, Chris Kraus, Bunny Rogers, Martine Syms, Body by Body, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Hamishi Farah, Parker Ito, Jordan Wolfson

Exhibition title: AT THIS STAGE

Venue: Château Shatto, Los Angeles, US

Date: June 10 – August 12, 2017

Photography: Elon Schoenholz, all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Château Shatto

Notes on the exhibition:
-from a physical position within the United States, assembling these works as a way to consider the violent intrusion of images and the assault of narrative structures on consciousness
-this form of violence is frontal and not physical
-it works by contamination, by breaking our cognitive immunities and operating not by a negative material effect but by an excess of the positive
-the overlap of the conventions that drive fictive fantasy (studio films) and conventions that drive event-derived information (news media)
-a question posed by manuel abreau: “how can we consider the power of these images when we’re already under their influence?” (I don’t know)
-restless reproduction
-these questions announce themselves urgently and site-specifically in the United States, during a mass wading through conflicting currents, through the narratives that have been fattened, suppressed, squeezed out, swelled, merged, overlaid, edited, hacked
-from Baudrillard: “this constitutes a violent intrusion in the deep cells of our mental world and the deep cells of a society”

AT THIS STAGE, 2017, installation view, Château Shatto, Los Angeles

AT THIS STAGE, 2017, installation view, Château Shatto, Los Angeles

AT THIS STAGE, 2017, installation view, Château Shatto, Los Angeles

AT THIS STAGE, 2017, installation view, Château Shatto, Los Angeles

Martine Syms, Some what?, 2016, Window Vinyl, Dimensions variable

Sturtevant, Rock & Rap Simulacra Act 3, 2013, Digital print on paper, Image size: 7.085 x 12.64 in / 18 x 32.1 cm, Paper size: 15.45 x 21.06 in / 39.3 x 53.5 cm

Sturtevant, Warhol Empire State, 1972, 35mm film transferred to digital, 5 min 16 sec continuous loop, Courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Aria Dean, Dead Zone (1), 2017, Cotton branch, polyurethane, bell jar, wood, signal jammer, 13.25 x 12.5 x 10 in / 33.7 x 31.75 x 25.4 cm

Aria Dean, Dead Zone (1), 2017, Cotton branch, polyurethane, bell jar, wood, signal jammer, 13.25 x 12.5 x 10 in / 33.7 x 31.75 x 25.4 cm

AT THIS STAGE, 2017, installation view, Château Shatto, Los Angeles

Hamishi Farah, Aleeyah or Repatriation for Hypervisibility, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 72.45 x 48 in / 184 x 122 cm

Hamishi Farah, Aleeyah or Repatriation for Hypervisibility, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 72.45 x 48 in / 184 x 122

AT THIS STAGE, 2017, installation view, Château Shatto, Los Angeles

AT THIS STAGE, 2017, installation view, Château Shatto, Los Angeles

Parker Ito, Western Exterminator / Kernel Kleenup / Little Man/ Pesterminator, 2013-2015, Bronze, aluminum, automotive paint, hydrodip print, anodized automotive parts, 34 x 36 x 16 in / 86.4 x 91.4 x 40.6 cm each

Parker Ito, Western Exterminator / Kernel Kleenup / Little Man / Pesterminator (heat-treated bronze with parts), 2013-2015, Bronze, anodized automotive parts, hanging hardware, 34 x 36 x 16 in / 86.4 x 91.4 x 40.6 cm

Parker Ito, Western Exterminator / Kernel Kleenup / Little Man / Pesterminator (soft touch red), 2013-2015, Bronze, automotive paint, hanging hardware, 34 x 36 x 16 in / 86.4 x 91.4 x 40.6 cm

AT THIS STAGE, 2017, installation view, Château Shatto, Los Angeles

Gardar Eide Einarsson, Flagwaste (Stars and Stripes), 2016, Refuse collected from American flag manufacturers Dimensions variable, Courtesy the artist and Team Gallery

Gardar Eide Einarsson, Flagwaste (Stars and Stripes), 2016, Refuse collected from American flag manufacturers Dimensions variable, Courtesy the artist and Team Gallery

Gardar Eide Einarsson, Flagwaste (Stars and Stripes), 2016, Refuse collected from American flag manufacturers Dimensions variable, Courtesy the artist and Team Gallery

Gardar Eide Einarsson, Flagwaste (Stars and Stripes), 2016, Refuse collected from American flag manufacturers Dimensions variable, Courtesy the artist and Team Gallery

BODY BY BODY, Cafe U.S.A., 2015, High density polyethylene, powder-coated steel, aluminum frame, 48 x 36 x 4.75 in / 121.95 x 91.45 x 12.1 cm

BODY BY BODY, Cafe U.S.A., 2015, High density polyethylene, powder-coated steel, aluminum frame, 48 x 36 x 4.75 in / 121.95 x 91.45 x 12.1 cm

Chris Kraus, How to Shoot a Crime, 1987, Digital video, 28 min 50 sec (Video still)

 

Chris Kraus, Terrorists in Love, 1983, Super-8 transferred to 3/4 video, 5 mins 20 sec (Video still)

 

Jordan Wolfson, Con Leche, 2009, Video animation, 22 min (loop), color, sound, Dimensions vary with installation, Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, New York and Sadie Coles HQ, London

 

Bunny Rogers, Mandy Piano Solo in Columbine Cafeteria, 2016, Animated film, 13 min 16 sec, Courtesy the artist and Société Berlin

 

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