The Way Things Go 2 at ATHICA

ATHICA: The Athens Institute for Contemporary Art presents The Way Things Go 2: An AMT Video Art Experience curated by Didi Dunphy and Lauren Fancher

View a selection of fascinating videos screened outdoors on the Adjustable Media Theater, a new portable video-viewing environment created by The Way Things Work sculptor Ernesto R. Gómez in collaboration with David Mitchell. (The AMT was funded by ICE–The University of Georgia’s Ideas for Creative Exploration).

This program of videos are amusing, shocking, and enlightening; for instance in Shock Tactics Katharine Tolladay inflates a balloon until it explodes; in Christian Croft and Andrew Schneider’s piece Generative Social Networking they humorously demonstrate the tongue-in-cheek potential of social media to anonymously connect individuals; and in Eve Bailey’s two works, Drunken Body and Work Force, her over-the-top use of large mechanical structures for impractical purposes demonstrate the artist’s quirky penchant for bizarre balancing acts and use of body mechanics. Other videos are by Celeste Fichter, Maud Haya-Baviera, Gareth Hudson and plan b.

This event is affiliated with The Way Things Work, curated by Didi Dunphy with Assistant Curator Megan Kluttz. A colorful and spectacular exhibit it features large-scale installation, indoor and outdoor sculpture, drawings, videos and sound art by 11 national and international artists who respond to systems, utilizing a wide range of contemporary art-making methodologies in order to investigate an equally wide range of subject matter. Yet whether they explore entomology or lottery ticket predictions, Morse code or Macbeth, building construction or table tennis, architecture or the (dis)logic of democracy, they all share a common approach to generating meaning that is deeply rooted in the history of contemporary art.

Free! ($3 to $6 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds)

ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Inc.
160 Tracy Street, Unit 4
Athens, GA 30601 USA


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