Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tristan Bera, Belle comme le jour, video still (2013-14), Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York.
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tristan Bera, Belle comme le jour, video still (2013-14), Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York and Esther Shipper, Berlin.
Irene Bindi and Aston Coles, Moon Rehearsal Tape, 2016. Installation view at Plug In ICA.
Krisjanis Katkins-Gorsline, Untitled, 2015.

Opening Reception for three exhibitions: Further Than I Can Throw A Stone | Moon Rehearsal Tape | L’homelette

January 22, 2016 – 7pm to 11pm

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present three concurrent exhibitions.

Further Than I Can Throw a Stone

Jeremy Blake, John Bock, Cécile B. Evans, Erica Eyres, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tristan Bera, Lisa Jackson, Karrabing Film Collective, John Knight, Kelly Mark, and Erika Vogt

Further Than I Can Throw A Stone is a sentiment born from love. “I love you further than I can throw a stone.”  It is a measure used to mark the immeasurable. As the title of this group exhibition, it is set to cast a quantifiable action against an indeterminable effect. Further Than I Can Throw A Stone  features ten video and film works for which we turn our main gallery into a cinema-like space. Over the duration of the exhibition, each piece will be screened in a loop individually for one week. The works will stand alone, presented in isolation from the others, but be joined in an overall thematic over the course of the exhibition. The artworks diverge in concept and production; they span years and continents, but for Further Than I Can Throw A Stone there is a line being imposed through them, most obviously joined by the material form of video, but also through performance. Several of the artworks contain the artist as performer while others move through abstract fields. Some focus on a central character, leaning toward the autobiographical, while others use fictive personae to create peculiar worlds laced with indecision.

Cécile B. Evans’ Trilogy opens the exhibition and will be up until January 31st. • Kelly Mark, 108 Leyton Ave (February 1 – 7) • Lisa Jackson, SAVAGE (February 8 – 14) • Erika Vogt, Darker Imposter (February 15 – 21) • Erica Eyres, Autobiography I and II (February 22 – 28) • John Bock, Bauchhöhle bauchen(February 29 – March 6) • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tristan Bera, Belle comme le jour(March 7 – 13) • Karrabing Film Collective, Windjarrameru, the Stealing C*nt$ (March 14 – 20) • John Knight, MacGuffin 8 -2975 (March 21 – 27) • Jeremy Blake, Winchester (March 28 to April 3).

A special thanks to our exhibition sponsor EQ3. 

Moon Rehearsal Tape by Aston Coles and Irene Bindi

Moon Rehearsal Tape, an immersive sound and video installation by Irene Bindi and Aston Coles, uses the exhibition space as both material and site for performance. An unconventional sound system built by Coles becomes a central tool for a series of performances, discussions and screenings. With each performance, the installation becomes a shifting network of moving parts. Throughout Moon Rehearsal Tape, video and audio recordings made by Bindi and Coles in the space will be used in conjunction with the sound system to analyze the processes of recording and reception. Disappearing into digital projection, the artists leave the work to perform itself. Through performance, recordings, and projections, Bindi and Coles explore the psycho-physical dynamics of sound and vision and the life of objects in alternatively framed states, complicating the static receivership of traditional music performance and cinema.

New Music Festival performance by Aston Coles and Irene Bindi:
Screening: Lenin was a mushroom and Panel Experiment:
8 Channel Performance and Live Recording:
SNaiLPoiSoN performance by Crabskull:
Screenless Kestrel’s Eye:

L’homelette by Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline 

Plug In ICA, in partnership with the Winnipeg New Music Festival, is pleased to present a commissioned installation by Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline. L’homeletteis presented in two parts: as a site-specific work throughout the Centennial Concert Hall, and as a video at Plug In ICA on our monitor wall. Part of the work is an installation that sequences manipulated photocopies into an overall composition of repetition built from an accumulation and layering of abstract patterns. He uses the photocopies like tiles, but applies them in no specific order or direction, building an expanding field where there is an obvious repetition of form and shapes, but no cohesive pattern or reproduction of an original image. Each copy differs from the one before it as Kaktins-Gorsline mixes gestural improvisation with mechanical reproduction. The act of making, of copying, becomes a performance that is captured and presented as an equally fragmented video.

Artist Talk with Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline:

Plug In ICA gratefully acknowledges the continued support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and Winnipeg Arts Council as well as our generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. We would like to announce the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for our 2016 / 2017 programming. Special thanks to EQ3 and the Winnipeg New Music Festival for their support of these exhibitions. Thank you all!