"Unmanned" with Jordan Crandall

  • Location:
    gallery@calit2, Atkinson Hall, First Floor, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California, 92093-0436

Drones at Home Phase 3: Unmanned (Performative Workshop)

Jordan Crandall performs UNMANNED

Guest Speaker: Jordan Crandall, Visual Arts
Associate Professor

Date: October 11th, 2012
Time: 5-6pm
Location: gallery@calit2, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego
Host: gallery@calit2

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This artist talk by Visual Arts professor Jordan Crandall is part of a 3-week performative workshop of the Drones at Home: Phase 3 exhibition.

A performative workshop on UNMANNED, a performance work by artist, author, theorist and UCSD professor Jordan Crandall, with run from September 27 through October 17, from 11am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. His artist talk will take place at 5pm on October 11.

In the original performance, a series of character monologues allow Crandall to create a philosophical theatre to examine the state of masculinity in a militarized landscape increasingly dependent on automated technology. During the workshop,the gallery@calit2 will be transformed into a rehearsal studio, with sketches, video clips, stage props, and live action events.

The performative workshops are month-long residencies when the artist and collaborators will develop new work in the gallery spaces, using the space as a test site, with the gallery open to visitors during scheduled hours.

Jordan Crandall is Chair of the Visual Arts department. He is an artist, theorist, and performer based in Los Angeles. His video installations, presented in numerous exhibitions worldwide, combine formats and genres deriving from cinematic and military culture, exploring new regimes of power and their effects on subjectivity, sociality, embodiment, and desire. His most recent video installation, HOTEL (2010), produced in advanced, 4K high-definition technology, probes into the realms of extreme intimacy, where techniques of control combine with techniques of the self. Crandall writes and lectures regularly at various institutions across the US and Europe. He is the 2011 winner of the Vilém Flusser Theory Award for outstanding theory and research-based digital arts practice, given by the Transmediale in Berlin in collaboration with the Vilém Flusser Archive of the University of Arts, Berlin. He is currently an Honorary Resident at Eyebeam art and technology center in New York, where he is continuing the development of a new body of work that blends performance art, political theater, philosophical speculation, and intimate reverie. The work, entitled UNMANNED, explores new ontologies of distributed systems – a performative event-philosophy in the form of a book and a theatrical production. He is also the founding editor of the new journal VERSION. For more, visit a full bio at http://visarts.ucsd.edu/~gd2/faculty/jordan-crandall.

The artist talk is Oct. 11 at 5pm. The UNMANNED performative workshop will be open during regular gallery hours from 11am to 5pm weekdays in the gallery@calit2 on the first floor of Atkinson Hall. Media contact: Doug Ramsey, dramsey@ucsd.edu. To RSVP, contact Trish Stone, tstone@ucsd.edu.