Lot 83: virocode

CEPA Gallery's 2014 Biennial Art Auction artist virocode

virocode (Andrea Mancuso & Peter D’Auria)
Source 10, 2014
Inkjet Print and Beeswax
10 x 16 x 2 inches
Signed Verso
Edition 1/3
A 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: A disappearance of the source. That which we believe or attempt to prove may never include an origin. The present predicts a past but does not prove it. A presence suggests a source but does not reveal it. An absence dismisses process, but to notice it is consequential. Measurements or calculations can be made to support our theories, though the best we can hope for are better theories. Such horizons are so far away they remain far the faster we pursue. Uncertainty is our fortune, it forces us to try and allows us to hope. Uncertainty makes us behave well and makes learning an advantage. Every line is a cusp and every point a continuum where information reproduces. We will never know what we have. We must expect the unexpected and take it as advantage. Our pathway is imprecise in all directions at once.

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