Epiphanies in the Dark: Anne Colvin

Presented by Grad Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series
February 16, 2012, 6:30–9:30 pm
Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
Hooper Three Courtyard

Anne Colvin weaves together fragments from her video work--ripped apart film, dance and sound footage altered and transformed to create existential filmic experiences -- with spoken word and music into a collage of quiet and intense moments. Epiphanies in the Dark is a playlist, a performance, a meditation and an event. It includes amongst others her newest piece Miss Calpurnia, The Audition which was recently included in Long Play: Bruce Conner and the Singles Collection at SFMOMA and The Kids Play Russian from her fictional dance company Vladimar and Rosa.

Colvin will read Pasolini's Triumph of the Night, LA-based poet Stuart Krimko's The Forged Coupon (from a chapbook collaboration with Colvin) and her own Purple Stains the Heart. These words will be punctuated by strains of Steve Reich's It's Gonna Rain (Part11)', Go Away by The Raincoats and Bert Jansch's Angie.

Colvin is a Scottish artist based in San Francisco who works with the moving image and also explores the space between publishing and performance. Colvin's work has been shown internationally in museums, galleries and biennales such as SFMOMA, Gavin Brown's Enterprise (NYC), Mare Street Biennale (London), Matt's Gallery, London and Lowsalt Gallery (Glasgow).

Her curatorial and publishing projects have been presented at Berkeley Art Museum, NY Art Book fair (in conjunction with White Columns), Poetic Research Bureau (LA), Frieze Art Fair (with Owl Books), New Langton Arts (San Francisco) and at her own project space TART which she ran from 2004-2008. TART is included in Maurizio Cattelan's Charley Independents book No Soul for Sale.

Colvin has written for Frieze and Art Practical and is the Bay Area contributor for London-based moving image organization LUX. She is currently working on a piece inspired by Margaret Tait, the internationally renowned Scottish film-maker and poet and on a set for Valdimar and Rosa's new production Charlotte and Her Boyfriend.

Anne brings a great sense of hybrid artistic performance to any space...
– Rudolf Frieling, Media Curator, SFMOMA