Home Is Where The Wormhole Is: Toward A Home Of A Higher Reality, Physical Speculations On A Future State
JOHN COLLE ROGERS Oakland Underground
Exhibition Dates: June 2 – June30, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2, from 6 – 9 PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 12 – 6 PM and by appointment
Fringe Exhibitions is extremely pleased to present new work by Bay Area artists Kal Spelletich and John Colle Rogers. BB-Qing at the opening!
In the Main Gallery, Kal Spelletich investigates the use of audio and light frequencies to generate altered states of consciousness. Experimenting with binaural-beat stimulation and frequency following response theories the interactive installation is a recreation of an unsolved mystery at a home in the Mission district of San Francisco. Included in the show a diorama of the actual house, video, drawings, and photographs exploring these phenomena. Special thank you to Rebecca Sanford-Smith for diorama collaboration, Rich Stone for audio, also help from Jonathan Foote and Don Gray.
Kal Spelletich lives on the waterfront of San Francisco in an industrial district where he scours junkyards and dumpsters for industrial items whose technology can be reapplied. He sometimes teaches at SF State University, lectures and presents workshops at schools and Universities around the US and his work has been exhibited all over the US and Europe. His latest work involves experimenting with bio-morphic inputs that trigger machines and robots to provide viewers with a direct real-life experience.
The Lower Level features sculpture and video by John Colle Rogers. “Shelf Life” is an ongoing series of small vignettes made of objects found on the streets of Oakland. It is a way of reckoning with the consumption and expulsion of objects, and an attempt at making precious that, which has been forgotten. “Oakland Flow” is a video exploring different modes of transportation around the city. Focusing primarily on the freeways, the video delves into the sound and movement above and below the concrete maze. Special thank you to Aaron C. Strickler and Mary C. Wilson for video collaboration.
John Colle Rogers is a sculptor living in Oakland, CA. He graduated with an MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts. His work is primarily an indulgent critique, dealing satirically with the excesses of the military/industrial complex, real estate development, and the art market. Past shows have included the Grey Invaders (a series of dioramas detailing the failed takeover of the US by unknown forces), the JohnKo series (showing how he would redevelop various art venues and art schools as live/work or military installations), and metal work created with traditional blacksmithing and firearms.
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