Roots No Shoots, 2014
Smack Mellon, NY
My Role: Curator / Produced multimedia exhibition and managed installation and deinstallation.
LoVid, the collaborative team of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus, manipulates raw electrical signals to explore the many ways in which the human body and mind observe and process both natural and technological environments. Their newest piece installed in the back gallery utilizes various types of devices from different technological eras to play recordings they created in true DIY fashion--with LoVid's handmade synthesizer instruments in combination with unique tools from Experimental TV Center. Their prismatic-patterned low-fi imagery glistens and illuminates a complex network of hardware and cables.
LoVid's collaboration began with audiovisual performances and has expanded to include a wide range of media, from prints to App-Art. They have performed at the Museum of the Moving Image (NY), Graham Foundation (Chicago), Eyebeam (NY), MoMA (NY), FACT (UK), PS1 (NY) and The Kitchen (NY), among many others. LoVid’s videos have been screened in galleries, festivals, and events worldwide including Modern Art Oxford (UK), Art in General (NY), Siskel Theater (Chicago), International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), and NY Underground Film Festival (NY). Their installations and objects have been included in solo and group exhibitions worldwide including The Neuberger Museum (NY), Netherlands Media Art Institute (Netherlands), Science Museum Jerusalem (Israel), CAM Raleigh (NC), Real Art Ways (CT), Science Gallery (Ireland), The Jewish Museum (NY), and New Museum (NY). In addition, LoVid creates large-scale interdisciplinary projects that combine new technology with social interventions and public spaces. These have been supported by and produced in collaboration with Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, Elastic City, free103point9, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Experimental TV Center, and LMCC. They have received additional awards from NYSCA, NYFA, Foundation for Contemporary Art, and Greenwall Foundation. LoVid has participated in residencies with STEIM (Netherlands), Harvestworks, Eyebeam, Smack Mellon, and Cue Art Foundation.
More info about the exhibition on Smack Mellon website.
Image courtesy of the artist and Smack Mellon. Photo by Etienne Frossard.