Curated by Atelier Impopulaire
Produced by Atelier Impopulaire with the support of Careof DOCVA, Viafarini Milano
Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder
Morgan Fisher with Madison Brookshire
Margaret Honda, 4366 Ohio Street Living Room
Three-color silkscreen and hand-stamped ink on paper
202 prints, each 61 x 61 cm
Living room dimensions 244 x 488 x 366 cm
4366 Ohio Street Living Room will be displayed with 4366 Ohio Street Prospectus, 2012; edition of 200 in letterpress printed by New Byzantium, Los Angeles.
4366 Ohio Street is a sculpture, but one that is published. It is a full-scale, paper reconstruction of a house in southern California that is being published, room by room, as a series of eleven print editions. The house comprises a total of eleven rooms and outdoor spaces, each to be produced in a different publication. Because each publication has different parameters, each room has a completely different appearance from the others. This heterogeneity underscores the construction method: a room for 4366 Ohio Street is made only within the confines of a predetermined, two-dimensional space.
The conditions of a specific publication determine an individual edition’s size, printing method, dimensions, paper, and color. An edition is developed by dividing the selected room’s surface area—walls, ceiling, floor—into a grid with hundreds or even thousands of cells of equal size. The dimensions and total number of the cells are calculated so that a single cell is printed or inserted in every copy of the publication. An edition consists of the printed pages or inserts of these cells at 1:1 scale, accompanied by a diagram of the room in which every cell has been assigned a number. Each print bears a hand-stamped number corresponding with that of a cell in the diagram, and designating its specific placement in the room’s overall construction. The number and singular location make each print unique.
If all the printed cells for a room were assembled according to the diagram they would form a sculpture of that room, but this is an unlikely event. The prints are dispersed as part of a publication’s normal distribution process, causing them to be owned by people who in most cases are unknown to me or to each other. The closer I get to finishing the house, the more fragmented it becomes, structurally and geographically. The work, which someday will be complete in principle, can never be completed in fact––that is, assembled into a whole all of whose elements are present at once.
The actual 4366 Ohio Street is the house where I grew up and that my parents never owned. They rented it for nearly 30 years, the length of a mortgage.
Morgan Fisher, Madison Brookshire, On Phi Phenomenon
2013, audio, 70’
On May 3 2013, Madison Brookshire met with Morgan Fisher at a café in Highland Park to discuss Phi Phenomenon and recorded their conversation. Since the discussion necessarily revolved around long duration and the integrity of time, it is presented here largely in its entirety, except for a few moments when passing emergency vehicles distorted the sound.
16mm projector, film, reels
“Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder look back at the history of film technology. Their richly imaginative installations and sculptures treat celluloid and the projector in ways that are surprising and evocative. Their artworks are poetic and beautiful, offering profound insights into the nature of the medium. Threadbare (2013) is a film projector
wrapped in 16mm film footage whose silhouette calls to mind Mickey Mouse.“
- John G. Hanhardt, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Entanglements for (up to) Four Projectors
(2009 – 2014)
Multiple 16mm projectors, black & white film loops, mixed media, live optical sound processed by Claudio Rocchetti, 60 minutes.
Entanglements is a multiple projection performance that invites sound artists to process the optical film tracks from up to four 16mm projectors. The scratched opaque footage is not what interests us per se but the effect it has in dispersing or scattering the projected audio-visual event itself.
The following day, Saturday May 10, Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder will install a special version of Threadbare.
The Performance Entanglements will take place on the occasion of Split, Friday May 9 h. 20.30 at Careof DOCVA and Via Farini, Milan.
Split has been organized on the occasion of May Invitational, a yearly residence project curated by Martina Angelotti e Simone Frangi.
May 10-June 5
Lecture & Performance
May 10 6.30 pm lecture: Atelier Impopulaire, Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder, Claudio Rocchetti.
8.30 pm performance: Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder + Claudio Rocchetti