Our Non-Understanding of Everything
October 13 – November 12, 2023
Friday, October 13th, 6-8pm
CREATE Gallery, located at 398 Main Street in Catskill, is open Fridays, 4pm-7pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-6pm.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
CREATE Council on the Arts is pleased to announce Our Non-Understanding of Everything, a multi-channel video installation by eteam (Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger). The exhibition, co-organized by Wave Farm, features an immersive video installation in which eteam invites us to consider the emotional and rational relationships we have with our personal tech devices.
This new installation to debut at CREATE’s gallery in Catskill was conceived in early 2021 during a pandemic lockdown in Taipei, when eteam began to explore a set of urgent questions: “Should we/could we consider/worship our smart devices like deities in order to honor the spiritual connections we have with them and their connected technologies? How can we entertain and relax our smart devices? What would happen if they would be given a chance to directly interact with our natural environments? Would they start to develop a form of care that would in turn teach us to care in new and unexpected ways?”
Over the course of two years, eteam turned these questions into a daily practice, observing and documenting encounters between their smart devices, the natural environments in which they live, and their proximity to massive architectural grids such as New York City. The exhibit represents the culmination of eteam’s findings. The work consists of 16 single-channel videos shot in Greene County, NY; Taipei, Taiwan, New York City; and Mannheim, Germany. The exhibition features two 50-inch monitors installed in the gallery’s storefront windows, and three video projections. The central projection will be rotated on a weekly basis –inviting audiences to make multiple visits to the space to watch the iterations of the show’s theme unfold. Our Non-Understanding of Everything is a recipient of a 2023 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant and fiscally sponsored by Wave Farm.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 13 from 6-8pm. This exhibit will be open to the public and on view from Friday, October 13 to Sunday, November 12. Gallery@CREATE is located at 398 Main Street in Catskill and is open Fridays, 4pm-7pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-6pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: www.CREATEcouncil.org.
eteam is a two person collaboration who uses video, performance, installation, and writing to instigate and articulate encounters at the edges of diverging cultural, technical and aesthetical universes. eteam’s narratives have screened internationally in video- and film festivals, they have lectured in universities, presented in art galleries and museums, and performed in the desert, on fields, in caves and on mountaintops, in ships, black box theaters, and horse-drawn wagons. https://www.meineigenheim.org/portfolio/
Wave Farm is an international transmission arts organization driven by experimentation with the electromagnetic spectrum. We cultivate creative practices in radio and support artists and nonprofits in their cultural endeavors. Based in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, Wave Farm is a media arts center, media platform, and arts service organization. Wave Farm offers interdisciplinary outdoor installations, residencies and fellowships, and a research library. We operate FM radio station WGXC and host many online radio channels. Wave Farm provides fiscal sponsorship, consultation, and grants to artists and organizations. https://wavefarm.orgCREATE Council On The Arts is a non-profit, arts service organization whose purpose is to support and advance the arts and cultural community by broadening and enriching creative resources and economic growth in the region. CREATE serves as the Statewide Community Re-grant arts organization for Greene, Columbia and Schoharie Counties. Since 1975, CREATE has provided information and essential services to artists, arts organizations, cultural and educational institutions, civic groups, community agencies and the general public. CREATE is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the governor and the New York State Legislature. Questions? Email email@example.com