Infinite Screens Talk by Craig Baldwin: Orphan Morphin’

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute
January 29, 2013 7:30 pm

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In conjunction with the exhibition The Way Beyond Art 4: Infinite Screens, the Wattis Institute presents weekly talks and panel discussions in which CCA faculty and Bay Area artists and programmers examine issues surrounding moving-image works in the age of infinite screens.

Tonight:
Taking up Werner Herzog's impulse to appropriate visual art history and repurpose it as a time-based, audio-enhanced, digitally projected display on multiple gallery screens, Craig Baldwin's slide talk politicizes the practice with a more populist consideration of outre sources -- "low" art, pop culture, and even industrial artifacts -- parlaying them into an almost perverse (to Herzog, perhaps) hybridization and complication of their "original" intentions and subjectivities. (image above is a still from Spectres of the Spectrum)

Infinite Screens is co-organized with the Film Program at CCA.

The Infinite Screens exhibition and public programs are made possible through the support of the Kadist Art Foundation; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; and a Cinema Visionaries grant.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator’s Forum.