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Have a wonderful winter

We look forward to seeing you in the spring for the 2017 season.


“Ain’t Nothing Like Being Free”

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This Sunday, September 4th at 8:30pm

station923 presents an outdoor screening:

“Ain’t Nothing Like Being Free” is the second documentary film by John Meyer: a uniquely juxtaposed showcase of dreamers, adventurers, and madmen set in the swampy environs of central Florida. Time is spent with a priest who claims to have visited heaven three times, an amateur psychic archaeologist in search of Ponce De Leon’s cabin, a group of rappers from Orlando, and a self-proclaimed redneck turned actor.

trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAVwx-FHXBw

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Oracle Plus: Psychic sisters Miel and Steph Lister experiment with moving and touchable images. Drawing dreams behind your eyelids, Oracle Plus penetrates the psyche with synchronized psychedelic pseudo-science performance. From Oakland, CA via Florida.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu2l04EdNAw&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-0EwzIi11s&feature=youtu.be

Dungeon Bronco Vidz 2016. A paradisiacal Wreckage. Collaged re-working of Video Artist Jenny Bronco’s last 4 years of lo-fi home video, processed, and re-processed. Doors slam, people pee, tapes burn, and sometimes you hear a Grateful Dead song….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mhOkEvo2Ec&feature=youtu.be

The Trailer for the upcoming film “Ain’t Nothing Like Being Free”

August 26: Ahmed Ozsever

 

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Ahmed Ozsever

Arche/Structure

8.26.16

reception: 6-9pm

Ahmed Ozsever’s work explores perceptions of time through the embedded memory traces that manifest in both constructed and natural environments. Ahmed works in installation utilizing various materials and techniques including video, sound, and text; all of which are informed by photographic way of looking and thinking.

The forthcoming exhibition Arche/Structure looks at infrastructure as the bridge between highly regimented quotidian time and seemingly unquantifiable geological time. The subject matter is inspired by Station 923’s proximity to the now defunct Ithaca-Geneva rail line, originally constructed to supersede the canal structure of New York State. The resulting works are immersive and experiential; eliciting sensations of compressed distance while establishing relationships between the domestic space and landscape through forced and obscure vantage points. The exhibition will feature sculptural, photographic, and sound components; installed to seamlessly transition from one to the next, while engaging the unique architecture of the space.

Ahmed currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. Arche/Structure continues in the lineage of his recent exhibition Tracing the Inevitable Axis/Point (2015). Ahmed earned his MFA from Cornell University in 2015 and is excited to be returning to Ithaca for this upcoming exhibition.

On view through September 2nd


Closing Reception and Film Screening

Stephanie Clark

Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor

Closing Reception and Film Screening: Friday, June 24, 2016 / 8PM-LATE
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Films

“The Point of Least Resistance” – Peter Fischli and David Weiss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeRlFbWzzFU

“The Way Things Go” – Peter Fischli and David Weiss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XniQwRFLTqc

Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor represents a series of new work by Stephanie Clark that considers the wood pallet as support, frame, and material. While walking past construction sites Clark realized that the forms of the pallets were aesthetically transformative and interrupted the ways in which she navigates and perceives her physical environment.

At once referencing painterly concerns and what it means for an object to shift into one realm from another, Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor makes manifest the transitions that we all make when existing within the constructs of modernity or post-modernity.

What does it mean when we relate to objects that are deemed unnecessary and what does it mean to repurpose and use them once again to build a new field or spatial relationship? How do marks and gestures represent a history, a genealogy and a physical remembrance of time passed and events impacted?

STEPHANIE CLARK (b. 1988, White Sands Desert, NM) is an MFA Visual Arts Candidate at Cornell University. Her work has been featured on the arts and culture blog, Booooooom!, Vancouver, BC, Canada; in Paradigm Magazine, Philadelphia, PA; on the cover of the Chicago Review, Issue 59:1/2, Chicago, IL; in Bat City Review, Issue 11, Austin, TX; and in Studio Visit Magazine, Issue 30, Boston, MA. Clark has exhibited both nationally and internationally. This is her first solo show with station923.


5.6.16: New season opens with Stephanie Clark

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Stephanie Clark

Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor

Opening: Friday, May 6, 2016 / 6PM-9PM

Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor represents a series of new work by Stephanie Clark that considers the wood pallet as support, frame, and material. While walking past construction sites Clark realized that the forms of the pallets were aesthetically transformative and interrupted the ways in which she navigates and perceives her physical environment.

At once referencing painterly concerns and what it means for an object to shift into one realm from another, Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor makes manifest the transitions that we all make when existing within the constructs of modernity or post-modernity.

What does it mean when we relate to objects that are deemed unnecessary and what does it mean to repurpose and use them once again to build a new field or spatial relationship? How do marks and gestures represent a history, a genealogy and a physical remembrance of time passed and events impacted?

STEPHANIE CLARK (b. 1988, White Sands Desert, NM) is an MFA Visual Arts Candidate at Cornell University. Her work has been featured on the arts and culture blog, Booooooom!, Vancouver, BC, Canada; in Paradigm Magazine, Philadelphia, PA; on the cover of the Chicago Review, Issue 59:1/2, Chicago, IL; in Bat City Review, Issue 11, Austin, TX; and in Studio Visit Magazine, Issue 30, Boston, MA. Clark has exhibited both nationally and internationally. This is her first solo show with station923.

http://stephaniemclark.squarespace.com/


9.19.14: Outlet: Part I

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Outlet: Part I

Rotem Rozental and Roy Regev

opening reception:

Friday, September 19th from 6 to 9pm

On view through October 8th

By 1985, Israel had only three shopping malls: Clal Center in Jerusalem, London Ministore in Tel Aviv and Ayalon Canyon at the adjacent city of Ramat Gan. Much of the commercial engagements in neighborhoods in Israel’s periphery and suburbs took place in shopping plazas known as Merkaz Mishari, literally translated as Trade Centers.

2014-08-22 07.38.34-2Whereas the shopping malls signified particular perceptions of consumerism and consumerist culture, as these emerged in Hausman’s 19th century Paris and were later re-articulated in North America, the local trade centers were abundant in local mom-and-pop’s stores, catering for the specific needs of the local community. As oppose to the chain stores that housed the air conditioned windowless hallways of the shopping malls, located outside of the city center, the trade centers were significantly situated in the heart of the neighborhood and as such, their daily routine had to comply with the beating pulse of their varied locations. Intimate communal experiences and activities were negotiated in the plaza of the trade center, between the vegetable stores, the libraries and the local coffee shops.

In Israel’s smaller towns, the trade center is currently struggling to maintain its public appeal. Faced with changing economies, demographics, modes of communication and participation in the public domain, the hardships of the trade center seems to echo the distress of urban environments to maintain their individual identities. Outlet will therefore identify their emergence all across Israel in particular times, their common characteristics, inherent differences, as well as their functions within different communities. These observations, obtained by various media, are stored in a private archive, operating by its own systemic logic, which will be open to the public in the gallery. The trade center will be brought in to Station923, a location which in itself is shaped in constant transition between the private and the public, between the private home and the conductor’s storage space, between the cottage and the exhibition space.

 

Special thanks to the Israel Architecture Archive

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season begins with a memorable performance

A heartfelt thanks to all who came out to last night’s performance and screening, the first of the summer events at station923.

What an exceptional way to kick off the new season – we still have goosebumps from watching “Cured Redux,” an audio and visual performance by Taylan Cihan, Tyran Grillo, and Daren Kendall. The hour-long piece performed just after dark had viewers transfixed with a mesmerizing combination of electronic soundscapes created live outside the gallery space (Cihan), which intermingled with the sound of a male voice broadcast from inside the space (Grillo) as he recited words  harvested from his subconscious by means of a digital voice recorder that he kept handy while falling asleep, a collection of ramblings compiled over the years and used for the first time during the station923 performance. Toward the end, as he ran out of text, he improvised. All the while, just outside the studio space, Kendall, working by headlamp, transformed the sculptures he created during the summer of 2013 at station923 by hammering and chiseling at their facades to expose more of the underlying structures, or by altering them in other ways.

Here are some time lapse images documenting the event:

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Stay tuned for an interview with the three to appear on this site…