Lot 81: virocode

2016 CEPA Gallery Biennial Art Auction, virocode

Source 2014
Archival Inkjet Print, Wax, Carbon
8 x 10 x 1 1/2 inches
Signed Verso
Unique Work
Disappearance of the Source Series

BIO: virocode is a collaborative project that has been producing artwork since 1987. The work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at film festivals and galleries including the Museum of Modern Art, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Pacific Film Archive, Southern Exposure Gallery, Diverseworks, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York Film and Video Festival, D.U.M.B.O. film and video festival, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Visual Studies Workshop, The Knitting Factory, Artist Television Access, Squeaky Wheel, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco Camerawork, European Media Art Festival, IMPAKT festival, Rockville Arts Place, Mobius VideoSpace, and Artspace Annex. www.virocode.com

STATEMENT: The photograph is from a body of work titled A Disappearance of the Source, originally commissioned by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. This installation was the inaugural show for the newly designated Room for New Media exhibition space and featured a single channel video projection, two animated video loops on monitors, and a series of still photographs mounted on scorched wood covered with beeswax. The photographs record the combustion of hand crafted explosive devices. The pieces mark the information exchange in the transference of incendiary light, A presence suggests a source but does not reveal it.

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