Friday, March 27, 2009

Transmodern Festival in Baltimore!

I will have videos installed at Gallery Four in Baltimore, MD during the Transmodern Festival, which takes place the first weekend of April. I will be around on the evening of April 4, and would love to see you.

6th Annual Transmodern Festival (Live.Art.Action) to Take Place at H&H Building Galleries, Gallery Four, Whole Gallery, 5th Dimension & Floristree
April 2
nd through April 5th

The Transmodern Festival -- voted “Baltimore’s Best Art Event” – City Paper -- returns for its sixth year in April with expanded artists and events at the H&H Building including all four floors & galleries.

The festival kicks off at the Whole Gallery on Thursday, April 2nd at 8:00pm with an opening ceremony performance by artist Jenny Graf. The night will continue with 2 nationally acclaimed video/performance works by Shana Moulton (NYC) and Animal Charm (Los Angeles.) Whole Gallery residents will present installations and actions throughout the night.

On Friday evening, Gallery Four, The 5th Dimension, and the Whole Gallery will open for three floors of sensory delight, interactive art, roaming performances, and other major installations. Extremely diverse artists will present over 20 roaming performances from diverse artists including Lauren Bender (Baltimore) to Sarah Jablecki (Baltimore.)

    Gallery Four will present major installations by Julia Oldham (Brooklyn), Jackie Milad & Sarada Conway (Baltimore), David More (Chicago), and Services United (Baltimore.)
    The 5th Dimension will present major installations by Ami Dang (Baltimore), and Hermonie Only (Baltimore), as well as experimental theater by Liz Downing & Michael Willis (Baltimore), and Smelling Salts Amusements (Baltimore.)
    The Whole Gallery will contain an A/V lounge curated by local sound magicians Snacks with selected sound & video for those needing a little respite.

Saturday evening, April 4th brings the opening of all four floors of the H&H. Major installations from previous nights will be available for viewing and a stage-oriented show will take place at Floristree on the 6th Floor at 8:30pm. Artists presenting work on Saturday evening at Floristree include: Mark Brown (Wham City, Baltimore), Reina Williams (Baltimore), Erin Markey (NYC), Anne McGuire (SF) and Wobbly (SF). The night contains a mix of cutting edge digital film art, theatrical performance art, and an oddball cabaret lounge from internationally renowned filmmaker Anne McGuire. The final performance of the night will include euphoric /pop/electronic/cult figure Dan Deacon presenting Bromst, a concert of his new album with his 15 person ensemble. Michael Benevento and the Current Gallery will present a human-sized foosball game in the 5th Dimension from 8:00pm to midnight.

Sunday, April 5th brings Pedestrian Services Exquisite a site-specific free afternoon program featuring over 30 artists presenting work in and around Lexington Market & Seton Hill. Our evening closing program Altered States will be held at Load of Fun Galleries and is curated by Jamillah James, who recently presented the acclaimed “Agenda” show at Current Gallery in Fall 2008. The Altered States program includes video work by, among others, Dan Graham, EMR (Dylan Mira and Math Bass of MARRIAGE), Delia & Gavin, and a live performance by the Lexie Mountain Boys..