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London-based artist James Richards combines footage appropriated from television, movies and the Internet, with film and video work created by himself as well as other artists. The resulting works are haunting, meditative and willfully perverse, ruminating on media glut with a decidedly queer bent and acting as a counterpoint to the breakneck pace of the contemporary media culture from which his material is drawn.
We are pleased to present a two-part screening on June 2 featuring a program of Richards’s recent solo and collaborative work followed by Mouth Room, a program of videos by Stuart Marshall, Anne McGuire, Duncan Campbell, Hank Linhart, and others curated by the artist. On June 3, join us at The Power Plant for a discussion between Richards and Chicago-based artist Steve Reinke about their ongoing cross-Atlantic video collaboration, and the confluence of their practices. This dialogue is part of The Power Plant’s 25th anniversary programming.
James Richards has had recent solo and two-person exhibitions at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Trinity Square Video, Toronto; Tate Britain, London; and Tramway, Glasgow. His work was included in the Coming After exhibition at The Power Plant and The Generational: Younger Than Jesus at the New Museum, New York. His work is represented by Rodeo, Istanbul.
Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his single-channel videos, which have been screened and exhibited worldwide. The exhibition of his work as a young artist, The Hundred Videos, took place at The Power Plant in 1997. His single-channel work is distributed by Vtape and he is represented by Birch Libralato, Toronto.
Cannon & Vessel Recent Videos program is drawn from:
Looking So Hard At Something It Distorts Or Becomes Obscured (Not Blacking Out, Just Turning The Lights Off) 2011/12
The Misty Suite 2009
Untitled (Cinema Programme) 2006
Active Negative Programme 2008
compilation 1 2012
compilation 1 2012
O Joan, No…, Duncan Campbell, video, 2006, 12 mins
Lip Lift, Hank Linhart, video, 1998, 1min
The Waltons, Anne McGuire, video, 1996, 7 mins
Joe Dimaggio 1,2,3, Anne McGuire, video, 1991, 11 mins
OM, John Smith, 16mm/video, 1986, 4 mins
Amami Se Vuoi, Michael Curran, video, 1994, 5 mins
Mouth Room, Stuart Marshall, video, 1976, 6 mins
Onomato, Hank Linhart, video, 1979, 5 min
Arcanum, Stuart Marshall, video, 1975, 7 mins
Come to the Edge, Stephen Sutcliffe, video, 2003, 2 mins