Absence||Presence (Ausência || Presença)
EXPERIMENTAL SHORT VIDEOS BY 19 ARTISTS FROM 6 COUNTRIES

For the 13th edition of Manipulated Image, Alysse Stepanian (curator of MI) has invited Kika Nicolela of Brazil to co-curate this show, with selection of experimental videos from Brazil.

Stepanian’s approach is philosophic, as her selections in some way reflect upon living a conscious, authentic, “present” life, rather than one of “absence,” superficiality and oblivion. What Nicolela’s selections have in common is the investigation of the tension between absence and presence of the artist within the video frame.

Nicolela’s selections include 13 videos by artists from Brazil.

Stepanian provides 15 videos by artists from five countries.

For short bios of the curators see here

There, I’m showing Há Mares, 2009. Seascapes built by the superposition of different oceans. You can watch the video embeded in this post.

For all artists see here

Center For Contemporary Arts, Cinematheque, Santa Fe, CA