Anti-Space Suit: The Dirty Future

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | September 4, 2003

Thursday, September 4, 2003, 9:30pm

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Curators Ben Russell & Sabine Gruffat in person!

UFO’s made of cotton fluff.  Cyber-diving rods.  Sad robots.  Cosmic floating beauty aids.  All of this is but a small bit of the detritus that litters our dirty future, a new reality of the always everyday.  Media artists Sabine Gruffat and Ben Russell curated this evening of recent experimental video works, presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Anti-Spacesuit: The Dirty Future” at Gallery 2 (847 W Jackson, 8/23-10/11).  The program includes: Leaving the 20th Century (1982, Max Almy), Mercury Moon and Warm Jets (2001/2000, Kim Collmer), Out of Space (2003, Sabine Gruffat), Ashley (1997, Animal Charm), The Mysterious Disappearance of Akirema (2003, Stephanie Rosenberg), Lichenland (2003, Lichenland), Skin Job (2002, Jennifer Reeder), No Sunshine (1998, Bjorn Melhus), The Sad Robot (1996, Forcefield), The Ataraxians (2003, Sabine Gruffat and Ben Russell) Co-presented with the Video Data Bank (Jim Trainor). 1982—2003, various directors, ca. 84 min, various formats.

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