Media Arts Program
 


Friday, December 3, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

$8 General $6 Students/Seniors $5 Members

Beyond/In WNY 2010: Alternating Currents

Jamie O'Neil / Kurt Weibers

Skipping Slides

Jamie O\'Neil - Skipping Slides



VJing by Chris Langford
Drawings by Joseph Shores

In Buffalo-based artist Jamie O'Neil/Kurt Weibers' most recent projects, he has turned his attention to the process of "skipping." Informed by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze's writings on the interval and montage, the media and performance artist examines the problem of movement—how it is embodied, perceived and recomposed in machines. The "skip" is a gap in any message that provokes the spectator to derive meaning. O'Neil/Weibers has devised two performances that are linked under his theory of skipping. "Skippisox" engages the audience directly in a public performance. Promoting a new exercise routine, using a new device that one attaches to the soles of one's shoes. The intervention is meant to demonstrate this fitness-gizmo, as performers connect with the audience and camera when performing this giddy activity, the result is a combination of movement and image. Whereas the public performance is the practical application of his idea, at Hallwalls, O'Neil/ Weibers will present "Skipping Slides" a multi-media performance during which he will explain and demonstrate this concept in more direct terms. As O'Neil/Weibers guides us through his argument, using modified slide projectors and remixing tools, the video documentation of Skippisox users creates a feedback loop between performer and spectator. Like a film viewer, as audience members we embody the concept of "skipping" not only physically but mentally as well, deriving knowledge through our senses, and intuiting this ancient mystery of movement in process.
 
Jamie O\'Neil - Skippisox


Some publications related to this event:
December, 2010 and January, 2011 - 2010

 
 
341 DELAWARE AVE.
BUFFALO, NY 14202
t: 716-854-1694
f: 716-854-1696

 
GALLERY HOURS:
Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

IN THE GALLERY
from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017
 

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings


Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.