Visual Arts Program
 

Saturday, April 9, 1988 — Saturday, May 14, 1988

ERICKA BECKMAN, BARBARA BLOOM, JOHN JESURUN

Presented at:
Hallwalls

ERICKA BECKMAN, BARBARA BLOOM, JOHN JESURUN
ERICKA BECKMAN, BARBARA BLOOM, JOHN JESURUN

Three interdisciplinary installations commissioned by and premiered at Hallwalls. Ericka Beckman's photo-installation NANOTECH PLAYERS uses photographs sequenced with computerized lighting (designed by Mark Rosen) and a soundtrack (by Bruce Darby). ESPIRIT DE L'ESCALIER by Barbara Bloom is a multi-chambered combination of fabricated objects, lighting, and text. OJO CALIENTE by John Jesurun is an interactive theater, film/video work that features conversations between actors on separate video monitors. Opening reception on April 9. All three artists also produced artists' books published by Hallwalls.

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NOTE: Barbara Bloom's ESPRIT DE L'ESCALIER was later selected to represent the U.S. in the 1988 Venice Biennale, when the Biennale was still held in even-numbered years, and won the prize for Best Artist Under 40. It was subsequently acquired by the San Jose Museum of Art for its permanent collection.

ESPRIT D'ESCALIER in San Jose.


Some publications related to this event:
JOHN JESERUN: OJO CALIENTE - 1988
April, 1988 - 1988

 
 
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