Single-Channel Catalyst II

Jun 3, 1pm - 5pm

Single-Channel Catalyst II photo

In his video, Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all (2014), Mexican artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda creates a surreal scene: a still life—that traditional artist’s subject of objects on a surface—becomes animated. Playing cards, fruit, and vases move with unexpected buoyancy. Suddenly one sees these objects not as games, food, or containers, but as living things with distinct personalities and individual agency.

Single-Channel Catalyst II runs from June 3 - August 20, 2017.

Image: Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all (detail), 2014. Black-and-white HD video with sound, 7 min.: 58 sec. (still). Courtesy of the artist and the Kadist Foundation, San Francisco.

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