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Leah Gilliam @ New Museum 7.12 - 9.22

Leah Gilliam: Agenda for a Landscape

July 12 - September 22, 2002

Please join us for the opening reception
July 11, 2002, 6-8PM
Zenith Media Lounge
New Museum of Contemporary Art
583 Broadway (Houston/Prince Streets)
New York City

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In Leah Gilliam's Agenda for a Landscape, the gallery becomes an abandoned NASA command center showcasing computer manipulated footage of Mars, obtained by the Sojourner Rover (Remotely Operated Vehicular Robot) in NASA's 1997 Mars Pathfinder mission, combined with Gilliam's own video work and other found imagery. By creating an entirely new Martian landscape, Gilliam raises questions about telerobotic technology and the authenticity of information that is disseminated over time and space.

Organized by Mark Tribe, Rhizome.org, in collaboration with Anne Ellegood, Associate Curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Zenith Media Lounge is a digital and media arts technology collaboration with Zenith Electronics Corporation. Zenith Media Lounge exhibitions and public programs are supported by the Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. Major support has been received from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Special thanks to Creative Capital for their support of Agenda for a Landscape.

The New Museum has received major stabilization support for 2002 operations and programs from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Booth Ferris Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, Philip Morris Companies Inc., and the Peter Norton Family Foundation.

For more information, please call 212-219-1222 or visit www.newmuseum.org.