From March 15th through March 30th, explore Maintaining Clarity, an online version of an event showcasing recent works in distribution held at EAI on February 28th, featuring six titles and a conversation between Cecelia Condit, LoVid, Shelly Silver, and C. Spencer Yeh.
In this collection of short works, which takes its name from Ulysses Jenkins’s Sobriety, artists contend with technology’s travails and possibilities, exploring how digital devices interact with the corporeal world. Cecelia Condit’s AI and I considers the artist’s relationship to Amazon’s Alexa. Jayson Musson’s Blockedt! pitches a functionless “anti-social social networking” app, co-developed with Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti for Rhizome’s Seven on Seven. Shelly Silver’s Score for Joanna Kotze, described by the artist as a “dance film that primarily leaves us in the dark,” flickers through photographs of flowers, buildings, and debris, and C. Spencer Yeh’s Three Waves collages close-up video and recordings from the artist’s mouth. LoVid’s Three Moons compiles footage of weeds, wild flora, and friends in and around Long Island taken with a custom-built temporospatial camera, and Wu Tsang’s iPhone-shot Girl Talk captures poet and scholar Fred Moten letting loose to Josiah Wise’s cover of the eponymous 1965 jazz standard.