Synthesis and Distribution: Experiments in Collaboration

Posted by Will Pappenheimer | Sat Nov 12th 2005 9:16 a.m.

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present new media work from:

Synthesis and Distribution: Experiments in Collaboration

Curated by:
Will Pappenheimer, Artist, Pace University
Ron Janowich, Artist, New York, University of Florida
Merijn van der Heijden, Artist, Ohio State University,

Notions of synthesis and distribution in collaboration represent a coming together of separate identities into a new and highly invigorating investigation. As a pre-requisite, participants must question or set aside familiar rules and tools to open up a particular problem in art and visual language from different perspectives. The process is likely to encompass dialogue, brainstorming, overlay, distribution, collective practices, geography, hybridization, network activities, and new forms of cooperative invention. This way of working is not necessarily shaped by personal language or personal concerns. It can be understood as a third language. It is a way of working that is based on mutual respect, risk-taking and expansive inquiry that allows a team or group to venture into new and unknown directions.

“Synthesis and Distribution: Experiments in Collaboration” is an concurrent series of exhibitions featuring the unexpected results of artistic and interdisciplinary collaboration. The artists, writers and thinkers were invited based on their willingness to explore and transform each other’s work. They may have already established an existing collaborative body of work or they may be encouraged to uncover this latent interest within the purview of this exhibition.

Artists from over five countries will exhibit work in new media, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, video, digital printing, and musical performance. Interdisciplinary collaborations will include visual arts, musical performance, criticism, writing, architecture and the social sciences. They will be exhibited simultaneously in all three of Pace University’s Fine Arts Galleries.

Pace Digital Gallery, Opening Nov. 15-Dec. 16th, 6-8pm
163 Williams St., New York, NY 10038
Live Performance of Four Wheel Drift (remix)

Julie Andreyev and Four Wheel Drift
Lynn Cazabon and Hasan Elahl
Michael Mandiberg and Julia Steinmetz
Jillian Mcdonald, Kelty McKinnon and Beckley Roberts
John Miller and Takuji Kogo
Sal Randolph and Glowlab

Peter Fingestin Gallery, Opening Sat., Nov. 5 - Dec. 1
Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038
Gallery Hours, Mon-Sun 1-4pm

Robin Hill and Stephen Kaltenbach
Las Hermanas Iglesias
Laura Lisbon and Suzanne Silver
Merijn van der Heijden and Ron Janowich
Mary Carlson and Jenne Silverthorn and Nica de la Torre
Mia Brownell and Martin Kruck
Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman
Will Pappenheimer & Gregory Ulmer
Aura Rosenberg, Jane Dickson, and "Who am I?" artists
Robin Tewes and Mark Tansey
Art Clay and Participants
Angie Drakoupolis and Daniel Hill
Lauren Garber and Tate Bunker and Neill Elliott
Charlie Ahearn and Colette
Kristin Lucas and FACT
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