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VIDEOROVER: Season II

May 27 December 1, 2011

VIDEOROVER: Season II was curated by Rachel Steinberg and featured artists: Fatima Al Qadiri and Lyndsy Welgos, Cecilia Bonilla, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Derek Larson, Dana Levy, Pernille With Madsen, Colin Snapp, and JULIACKS.

NURTUREart was pleased to present VIDEOROVER: Season II, the second installment of its semi-annual video series. VIDEOROVER seeks to present a wide range of works from artists locally and internationally who are all working to expand the perceptual limitations of video. This season’s selection aimed to disorient viewers by removing an essential reality context, only to redeposit them into seemingly familiar settings.

Dana Levy, Fatima Al Qadiri and Lyndsy Welgos explore the pluralism of eastern and western conventions by looking at traditions through a contemporary perspective. Cecilia Bonilla examines our relationships to the seductive nature of commercial images of women through minimal manipulation, while Juan Pablo Echeverri shows us a selfprojected fantasy of mass-produced femininity.   Colin Snapp acts as a ‘journalist’ of sorts, documenting moments of real-time, but relieving the viewer of imposed intentions. Pernille With Madsen dizzies and disorients us with a vision of how to imagine architectural surroundings. Derek Larson’s playful experimentations extend through other worldly humor while JULIACKS’ narrative pulls back and forth between a character’s inner psyche and external world.

During a one night event (on Friday, May 27, 2011,) all of the videos selected for Season II premiered at an official screening at NURTUREart Gallery. The videos played in this set up during regular open hours on the following day – May 28, before moving to the project room where they were played on rotation for the rest of the exhibition.