Gallery to present public programs

Published February 4, 2013

The UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts will present two free public programs this month featuring artists whose work is part of “Time Mutations,” an exhibition currently on display in the gallery.

The first program, taking place from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Department of Media Study’s small screening room, 232 Center for the Arts, will feature premiers of “untitled,” a new 16mm film by Jacobs Kassay, and a selection from “Aceeeh ino rrssstUv,” an algorithmic video by Scott Ries.

“Aceeeh ino rrssstUv” is comprised of original and complete reorderings of bootlegs of some famous digital audio samples and video frames, each sliced just beyond the point or recognition. Patterns of paratext form as distinguishing features diminish.

On Feb. 12, the gallery will present “VideoRed,” a demonstration/performance by media study MFA student Angelica Piedrahita, from 4-5 p.m. in the UB Art Gallery. VideoRed is a collaborative platform for “exquisite corpse” style online video sharing. The event will feature new material from Bogota, Colombia; Buffalo; and Weimar, Germany.

“Time Mutations” is the second in a two-part series of collaborative exhibitions of new work created by practitioners from the UB departments of Media Study, Architecture and Visual Studies, and the Media Art & Design Program at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. It explores the concepts, challenges and potentials of the “broken timeline”—the linear and apportioned perception of time that electronic communications, digital editing and global travel continually dismantles.

“Time Mutations” is on display through May 4.