KUSF In Exile 09.01.12 2-4 PM Roll Call DJ Margaret Tedesco

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Roll Call: Bay Area Arts and Culture

Sigur Rós: Intro
Syndir Guds (Opinberun Frelsarans)

Hildur Gudnadottir: Erupting Light
Into Warmer Air

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions: Satellite

Robin Rimbaud (Scanner): Always Fading: Sedum Acre
Their Own Space

MAN ON THE MOON: Narrated by Walter Cronkite, CBS News, 1961 (side 2)

Arthur Russell: This Is How We Walk On The Moon
Ben Reynolds: Original Emptiness

Dj Margaret is joined in conversation with artists LISA K. BLATT and GENEVIEVE QUICK on their current projects, exhibitions, and practice.

LISA K. BLATT was raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, and feels more at home in extreme landscapes, using the environment to shape her stories, whether she is living in a tent on a live volcano in Antarctica, the Atacama Desert in Chile, or the runway from which Enola Gay took off. These kind of locations have provided that background for photography and video installations that have been included in international and domestic exhibitions: Polar Extremes, solo show at Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland, Sound Design for Future Films, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Shanghai Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, Paranoia at Freud Museum, London and Proyecto Circo at 8th Havana Biennial, Havana, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, and Night Light at Mills College Art Museum. She has been awarded many grants and residencies by organizations including: the National Science Foundation’s Antarctica Artist and Writers Program, the Kitteredge Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, and the Djerassi Foundation, among others. In 2005 she worked in the Atacama Desert in Chile for over a month with scientists from Nasa and Carnegie Mellon. Her work is in many private collections. Blatt was recently chosen and cited by artist Cindy Sherman as one artist Sherman thought was doing groundbreaking work in the Smithsonian Magazine, March 2012.

GENEVIEVE QUICK is a San Francisco-based artist and art writer. Her work draws on the history of image making and viewing devices from the Victorian period to contemporary technology involving satellites and space telescopes. With the skills of an architectural model-maker, Genevieve masterfully constructs viewing devices from model making materials–foam core and styrene–objects with simple systems of mirrors and lenses. While relatively simply fabricated, her sculptures approach the complexity and functionality of machines. She is interested in the way that light operates in the production of images and the way that visual technologies influence our ideas of opticality, referencing a wide range of visual technologies—like telescopes, photography, space age satellites, etc.—to explore the ways that imaging devices create a form of remote vision, allowing us visual access to places beyond our immediate environs. These sculptures are often accompanied by highly technical drawings, photographs, printing, cyanotypes, anaglyph images. Quick’s work has been presented at Southern Exposure, The LAB, Villa Montalvo, and Headlands Center for the Arts and she has been awarded residencies at the de Young Museum, MacDowell, Djerassi, and Yaddo. Quick received a Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant and a KALA Fellowship. She has contributed writings to Shotgun Review, The Present Group, Temporary Art Review, and is a regular contributor to Art Practical.

“Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees” about Robert Irwin by Lawrence Weschler, 1982. Robert Irwin’s notion of art derived from a series of experiential perceptions. As an abstract, open-minded thinker, he presented experience first as perception or sense. He concluded that a sense of knowing, or ability to identify, helped to clarify perception. For example, “We know the sky’s blueness even before we know it as “blue”, let alone as “sky.”

For more information:
LISA K. BLATT: www.lisakblatt.com
Smithsonian Magazine: lisakblatt.com/html/news.html
http://www.brunodavidgallery.com/artistDetail.cfm?id_artist=55&n=Lisa K.+Blatt
Life in the Atacama: www.frc.ri.cmu.edu/atacama/
GENEVIEVE QUICK: www.genevievequick.com
de Young Museum: deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/artist-in-residence/december-artist-residence-genevieve-quick
Art Practical: http://www.artpractical.com/contributor/genevieve_quick/
Temporary Art Review: temporaryartreview.com/
Movement in Many Parts: kearnystreet.org/2012/06/exhibition-movement-in-many-parts
Imagining Memory: www.pencegallery.org/exhibit08.html#memory