Lynn Marie Kirby, Jacaranda Tree Chalon Road Exposure: Brazilian Export

Views from the center before and after Edison

a film-based gallery installation at Eyedrum

February 3 - 24, 2007

opening reception Saturday, February 3, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
film screening hosted by the artist, February 3, 8:00 PM

Views from the center before and after Edison is part of Kirby's Latent Light Excavations series, in which film is exposed to the light of a particular landscape without the use of a camera. Using this film, Kirby makes a new digital video work which "articulates the machine realm between the realms of film and digital."

For Eyedrum, 16mm film was exposed without a camera to the light of I-75 in Atlanta, the North-South Interstate, the path of the old Dixie Highway. Visible in the gallery are both a film loop of the original 16mm Atlanta exposure and that original document transformed through a performance on a film-to-digital transfer machine. Also present in the gallery is a sound recording of my arrival in Atlanta.  This magnetic tape recording is seen as a physical material in space rather than heard as it unfolds in time." --Lynn Marie Kirby 

After the opening reception, Kirby will host a screening of selections from the Latent Light Excavations series and other recent works, as well as her earlier portrait-documentary film Three Domestic Interiors.

A past Guggenheim Fellow, Kirby is a professor at California College of the Arts. Her work has been shown at at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York, L.A.C.E. in Los Angeles, SFMOMA, the Pacific Film Archive, the San Francisco Cinematheque, and venues in Berlin, Istanbul, London, and Sarajevo.

FILM PROGRAM for February 3 screening:

Latent Light Excavations:
- Golden Gate Bridge Exposure: Poised for Parabolas (2004), digital video, 5 minutes, color, silent
- St. Ignatius Church Exposure: Lenten Light Conversions (2004), digital video, 2 minutes, color, silent
- Jacaranda Tree Chalon Road Exposure: Brazilian Export (2004), digital video, color, silent

From the
Time Dilations series:
- Study in Choreography for Camera Remote (2002), digital video, 6 minutes, color, sound
- Six-Shooter (2002), digital video, 5 minutes, color, sound

Paris and Athens, June (1994), digital video, 15 minutes, color, sound
Three Domestic Interiors (1993), 16mm, 36 minutes, color, sound

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