Thursday, May 13, 2010

BloomFest this Saturday!

If you're in the Louisville area this weekend, please swing by Bernheim Arboretum for BloomFest. It's the PLACE to be on Saturday--even my parents will be here! I'll be previewing some of my new work near the horticulture building. Here's the announcement for my screening:

Julia Oldham, 2010 Artist in Residence
Possumhaw Plant Electrics preview at BloomFest
Saturday, May 15, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

“Can a creature so small experience joy, fear, love and desire?” This question helped guide Julia Oldham in creating a series of delightful performance videos that pay homage to the lives of invertebrates – and these “bug videos” led Bernheim to share the creativity of this Brooklyn, New York based artist with you as the 2010 Artist in Residence.

During her residency, Julia is making an exciting series of new videos that combine science fiction and performance. She has developed a fictional identity as a technician for Possumhaw Plant Electrics, a company that specializes in measuring radio/electrical emanations from plant forms. You may see her out and about in the arboretum filming her pursuit of these strange experiments.

You can see a preview of Julia’s work during BloomFest on Saturday, May 15, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Along with selections of her previous insect work, you will see two brand new videos from the Possumhaw Plant Electrics series including Radio Prairie, in which she attempts to find radio signals in a recently burned prairie landscape, and Amplified Colony, a sonic and performative exploration of a carpenter ant nest in a rotting stump. Enjoy!

Be sure to see the upcoming exhibition of Julia’s work at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany from August 27 – October 23.

Still from Radio Prairie by Julia Oldham

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