Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Friday, September 24, 2010
Miguel Palma, a multi-media artist who lives in Lisbon, Portugal, will be in residence at the Lucas Artists Residency Program at Montalvo for the month of August working on his exhibition for the 01SJ Biennial. Palma has been exploring matters related to the world's rapid technological development since 1989. His works propose alternative - and often ironic - paths to confront this hunger for the new. This exhibition was created exclusively for the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery at SJSU in conjunction with the 01SJ Biennial and is part of a collaboration between CADRE Labs (Design and New Media Arts) at SJSU, Zero1, and Montalvo Arts Center.
Based upon conceptual explorations into travel, the movement of the earth, the (sometimes) "one-way" choices that we make, the spiritual idea of the path, and the compelling pull of the road trip, this project consists of an installation using the process/device of vinyl recording as both source and output for "travel." As a video camera records movement in a maquette of an urban core, the recordings are simultaneously presented on a video projection loop, revealing the treadmill-like quality of many of our movements: we are in motion but we do not progress. The changing sameness of the video, rather than bringing comfort, only serves to reinforce the isolation and numbness that we may feel as we go through our daily routines.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!