FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Opening reception: May 1, from 6-8 PM.
Blum & Poe is pleased to present a new installation by Jennifer Bornstein combining film, photography and sculpture. The exhibition is Jennifer's second with Blum & Poe.
The installation will be comprised of three works. The first, “Untitled (1999)”, is a free-standing wood and sheet rock structure that will consist of a large wall built onto a platform. On one side will hang photographs and on the other a projected image of a 16mm film loop.
Casually familiar, the photographs document the artist's attempts at brief interventions into peoples' daily lives. The accompanying film is a collection of moving "stills", each shot relating directly to the locations of the still photographs. Taken as a whole, the work mixes the different media and the viewer's presence to create a cumulative experience which is different from that of each of the parts. Together they suggest a questioning of the accuracy of memory, of the line between truth and fiction and of the differences between performance and everyday life.
The second work in the show, “Documentation of Events That May Not Have Taken Place (1999),” is a book produced as a large editioned sculpture for the exhibition and further investigates these ideas. The book is edited by Kaatje Cussje and printed in an edition of 1000 copies by Imschoot Uitgevers.
“Periscope (1999),” the third work in the show, is a 3' x 4' x 14" wood-and-mirror sculpture with two accompanying 16mm films, one of which is animated.
Please contact Kirsten Biller for further information at 310 453 8311.