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HOME > VIDEO INSTALLATIONS > LA CONCHITA N=AMOUR VIDEO INST. FROM LA CONCHITA MON AMOUR PROJECT
LA CONCHITA N=AMOUR: INST. AT THRESHOLDS ARTSPACE 2006-07
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La Conchita N=Amour is a documentary, animated, eight-channel linear video installation with 2 audio channels, composed from two years of footage shot at the site of a vernacular shrine constructed on top of a mudslide (debris flow) in a seaside village north of Los Angeles. Built on the remains of an ancient landslide, La Conchita faces the certainty future slides as global warming increases marine levels, temperatures, and potentially intense winter rains that will hasten the flow. La Conchita N=Amour images an ambient space ‘N” between recursive waves of animated sequences and long shots of documentary footage, that corresponds to the loss that cannot be seen, only felt. The eight-channel surround mimics the phenomenological sensation of absence at the heart of memorial, and presence, in the cyclical qualities of weather, surf sounds, freeway noise, and the continuous sublation of shrine artifacts. Created with support from a residency at the Experimental Television Center, New York, 2005; programming and exhibition support from the new media initiative at Thresholds Artspace, Horsecross, Perth, Scotland, where a special version is animated in 3 channels for 22 screens at Thresholds and commissioned for exhibition in 2007.

Materials: 8 LCD screens with dvd players, 8 noninteractive linear videos (DVD NTSC)

Special thanks to Experimental Television Center, New York 2005 for production support during a residency using the analog Jones Sequencer.

Exhibitions to date
Intervene/Interrupt," Porter College/Sesnon Gallery, University of California-Santa Cruz, group exhibition of interventionist projects, with Susanne Cockrell and Ted Purves, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Amy Franceschini, Nancy Nisbet, Robin Lasser & Adrienne Pao, Christina McPhee and the Yes Men. In connection with Intervene! Interrupt! Art as Social Practice, University of California-Santa Cruz May 15-17, 2008

Thresholds New Media Collection at Horsecross, Perth, Scotland. Iliyana Nedkova, curator. Commission for Thresholds Artspace, Wave. As part of the exhibition "Bon Voyage." October 16, 2007 to April 30, 2008.

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Running time: 18 or 36 minutes, depending on number of channels, loop

Channels: four or eight SD video, two audio

Installation: four or eight LCD monitors, one / two parabolic speakers