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Past, Present, Future: A Digital Projection Series

Past, Present, Future: A Digital Projection Series

March 20 - April 10, 2018
Institute for the Humanities, outside gallery windows  202 S. Thayer
Runs dusk to dawn.


About the Series

A relevant, compelling show about exhibiting the ways in which humans tackle the archive. Curated by Keaton Fox.

Curator's Statement

Since their very beginnings, humans have consistently felt the need to document their existence. Though the tools have evolved—from pigments to rocks, pencils to pixels—the goal has remained the same.

In 2017, the gallery at the Institute for the Humanities invited me back to create another video art piece and to curate a new exhibition that would explore archiving the past, present, and future. What began as a desire to exhibit the breadth of the archives of humanity quickly shifted into a need to question the things we leave behind—because it is the questions surrounding this timeless ritual that warrant investigation—analyzing what gets included, what gets deleted, and what is never recorded in the first place. The archives we leave behind as humans are just that: uniquely human. In their beauty and complexity, they are most characteristically flawed. In this show, we highlight this often overlooked element of the human archive as we explore this collection not as history or as truth, but as art.

About the Artists

Kevin Arrow is a multifaceted artist living and working in Miami, Florida. His work has been widely exhibited in South Florida since the mid 1980s. His work takes on various forms including, drawing, painting, film, audio and web based projects, merging his interest in obsolete media, archival tendencies, the ephemeral object and humor. Through his work he is continually seeking to find the sublime within the mundane, and the mundane within the sublime experience, in addition to investigating the interchangeability of both. Arrow is a recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts and Cannonball Wave-maker grant for establishing Obsolete Media Miami. O.M.M. (Obsolete Media Miami) is an experimental art project, a picture and moving image archive and resource for artists, designers, filmmakers, poets and musicians.

Pierre Chaumont is a conceptual art from Montreal, Canada. His artworks were shown in UnitedStates, China, Japan, Korea, Greece, Slovenia and Canada. More specifically, he recently finished aresidency at the MASS MoCA and had a solo show at the CICA Museum in South Korea, alongpresenting his works in several biennials around the world. He is part of the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Laurentians, The Museum of Art in Lendava, Slovenia, the Loto-QuebecCollection, the New Ark Library collection and in many private collections.

Faith Holland is an artist, curator, and educator whose multimedia practice focuses on intimacy with technology. She received her BA in Media Studies at Vassar College and her MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Elga Wimmer Gallery (New York), Axiom Gallery (Boston), the Philips Collection (Washington, D.C.), Human Resources (Los Angeles), DAM Gallery (Berlin), and File Festival (São Paulo). Her work has been written about in Artforum, The Sunday Times UK, Elephant, Art F City, Hyperallergic, The Creator’s Project, and Dazed Digital, among others. She was a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Finalist in Digital/Electronic Art. In 2016, she was an artist-in-residence at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and Harvestworks and one of five finalists for the inaugural Post-Photography Prototyping Prize given by Fotomuseum Winterthur. She had her second solo exhibition, Speculative Fetish, with Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn in 2017.

Keaton Fox is a multidisciplinary artist who uses art and technology to reflect the digital disarray of the modern world. Fueled by child-like fascination and frustrations, fox combines the natural with the virtual to create visual experiments that playfully explore the varied realities of our time.