As Part of Home 1996-2008 I hosted a series of curated events. These included:
Gordon and Jeff (photo by Chris Laraway)
Focus Group: Jeff Foye & Gordon Winiemko
November 7, 2008
Over the summer, Jeff and Gordon were approached by a progressive arts organization to participate in a series about "participation in the political process."
Their response was to emulate one of the most ubiquitous forums for participation our society has to offer â€” the focus group.
Focus Group of Focus Group
So they staged performative question and answer sessions first with the staff of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, then with friends and colleagues of the artist Kim Abeles, and finally with friends and colleagues of their sponsor org.
On November 7th, just three days after a victory of progressive, grass roots politics, Jeff and Gordon regaled invited guests with their findings.
Presented in the form of an equally performative multimedia presentation, those findings amounted to nothing less than a playful examination of the progressive arts ethic itself.
Screening of Mr. Gary on the Feedback Show by Lise Swenson
November 13, 2008
Mr. Gary on the Feedback Show
Home 1996-2008 inspired media installation artist and filmmaker Lise Swenson to write, and shoot on site of the installation, a short experimental film, Mr. Gary on the Feedback Show. The film takes Wilson's ideas and explores them through the fictional perspective of a self-content shut in. What is external in Wilson's installation is internal in Swenson's film.
Director, Lise Swenson
The effect of viewing Mr. Gary on the Feedback Show within the installation is an extraordinary physiological and visceral experience; akin perhaps to entering the psyche of the protagonist.
Evelyn Alexander (star of Mr. Gary on the Feedback Show and Megan Wilson)
Mr. Gary was also projected from dusk 'til dawn on November 13th, 21st and 28th from the second story windows of Home 1996-2008 in conjunction with Eliza Barrios' projection series.
Matt Wolka and Maw Shein Win
synecdoche at home! curated by Maw Shein Win
November 21, 2008
emcee for the eve: Lael Gold
readings by Carolyn Miller, Jenny Bitner and Maw Shein Win
musical performances by Nathaniel Parsons and Matt Wolka
photos by Lissa Ivy Tiegel
Jenny Bitner reading
Carolyn Miller reading
Nathaniel Parsons performing
Megan & Maw (thank you Maw!)