Sandra Gibson + Luis Recoder
Multiple 16mm projection performance; black & white, mixed media; optical soundtrack
processed live by special guest local artist, Max Eilbacher, approx. 60 minutes
Entanglements is a projection performance conceived as an open invitation for sound artists to process the optical soundtracks from an array of handcrafted 16mm film loops. The artist is completely free to interpret the soundtracks in any way they see fit. Entanglements was originally commissioned by Light Industry for the Performa 09 Biennial in New York, featuring sound artist Ben Owen. Since then the artists have performed the work with Adam Sonderberg for the San Francisco Cinematheque’s Crossroads festival in 2010 and Claudio Rocchetti for Atelier Impopulaire’s Split: A Visual Restitution exhibition during the May Invitational at DOCVA in Milan, Italy 2014.
Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder stage the scene of film as orphaned object through the temporal labor of moving image installation. Collaborators since 2000, Gibson and Recoder unite the rich traditions of the experimental film, particularly its structuralist and materialist strands, and the multi-modal sensibility of expanded cinema that emerged in the 1960s, in which the moving image was woven into the labile space of performance, sound and audience interaction. Their larger body of work explores this interstice between avant-garde film practice and the incorporation of moving images and time-based media into the museum and art gallery. Gibson and Recoder have exhibited internationally at numerous museums, galleries, and film festivals such as the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY, NY); Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY, NY), Performa (NY, NY); Redcat (Los Angeles, CA); Ballroom Marfa (Marfa, TX); Sundance Film Festival (Park City, UT); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (St. Louis, MO); Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, Canada); Tate Modern (London, UK); Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, UK); Viennale (Vienna, Austria), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (Oberhausen, Germany), HMKV (Dortmund, Germany);MuHKA (Antwerp, Belgium); International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands); Serralves Foundation (Porto, Portugal); and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Japan). Gibson and Recoder live and work in New York.
Max Eilbacher is a local video and sound artist from Baltimore, Maryland.