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Thursday, November 4th, 7 & 8 pm Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum FREE
I first became aware of Brody Condon's work when he premiered Without Sun at the prestigious Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's TBA (Time-Based Art) Festival in 2009 and then subsequently, as part of New York's Performa, one of the art world's most renowned showcase of contemporary performance art practices. In addition to his impressive performance pedigree, Condon's work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Art in America and Modern Painters Magazine. As Forum Lounge's curator, it is important to me that the program features artists of such excellent caliber; to have CAF on Condon's list of performance venues not only increases the prestige of the organization, but more critically, offers the Santa Barbara public a unique opportunity to take part in groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed performance artworks. Condon's piece is an excellent example of taking multimedia to the next level: he re-approrpriates accessible forms of media (in this case, found videos from YouTube and other video internet sites plus contemporary dance) to create works that challenge our perception of technology's influence on our culture. In his seamless duplication of the found material, we begin to question our objective ability to perceive ourselves in the digital world.
--Heather Jeno Silva, Forum Lounge Curator