It was nice to finally meet Christina Battle last night at Redline during orientation. Coming from Toronto and completing her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, she’s a great addition to Denver’s art scene.
You may remember her piece, dearfield, colorado a part of Mapping the Prairies Through Disaster, which was an installation of a video loop on aluminum at the 2012 MCA Denver exhibition, Continental Drift.
Battle has come into Denver and gone again. She’s back now doing a two year artist-in-residence at Redline where you’ll be able to connect with her and her film works.
Check out more of her work here- http://www.cbattle.com/dearfieldcolorado.php
**from the press release
WANDERING THROUGH, ACROSS AND WITHIN A PROGRAM OF SHORT VIDEOS – CURATED BY CHRISTINA BATTLE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
DOORS @ 7PM, SCREENING @ 7.30PM
COUNTERPATH PRESS – 613 22ND STREET, DENVER
VIDEO LOOP BY JENNA MAURICE ON EXHIBITION THRU FRIDAY, SEPT 14*
With works by:
Adán De La Garza & Christina Battle; Brian Lye; Deirdre Logue; Heidi Phillips & Kruno Jost; Jenna Maurice; Justin Beard; Marcy Saude; Max Bernstein; Nicholas O’Brien; Nika Kaiser; Serena Lee; Steve Reinke; and Zak Tatham.
I have a tendency to wander. While exploring different landscapes I think about how it is that I move through them and how this might be different from how I moved through other landscapes before. How time seems to pass differently in each new space and how this in turn might make me different. Different than how I was in the landscape just before and different than how I was in the one where I am from. And after a while I wonder – where am I from again?
wandering through, across and within includes works that go beyond documentations of the land itself with each of the artists working to activate unknown lands as they travel through…across…and within them.
“and the water up above, and the water down below is there. but isn’t real. i saw it. and i felt it. but it wasn’t real.” – Steve Reinke