Christina McPhee
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EVENT

Carbon Song Cycle at Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco


Dates:
Fri Feb 07, 2014 20:00 - Sat Feb 08, 2014

Carbon Song Cycle is a multimedia chamber work by composer/performer Pamela Z and artist Christina McPhee. The work, scored for voice & electronics, bassoon, viola, cello, percussion, and multi-channel video, includes texts, melodic motifs and images derived from scientific data concerning the carbon cycle, and stories related to climate change.

This is the San Francisco premiere (2014), following shows at Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive and Roulette (Brooklyn) in 2013.

Christina McPhee, video and drawing performance
Pamela Z, voice & electronics
Dana Jessen, bassoon
Charith Premawardhana, viola
Theresa Wong, cello
Suki O’Kane, percussion
Drew Detweiler, video technician

Produced by Circuit Network, San Francisco

Carbon is the dynamic signature of life. Plants, algae and other life forms convert carbon through photosynthesis to oxygen, as humans and animals consume oxygen, releasing carbon through respiration and decay. The cycle involves sequestration and release of carbon and related greenhouse gasses through reservoirs, or ‘sinks’– the ocean, the atmosphere, and the land mass. Human consumption of fossil fuels continues to release too much carbon compound gasses, overwhelming the sinks. Saturations both local and systemic are disrupting the carbon cycle’s system of flows.

The song cycle is a Romantic form, describing a journey, often personal and spiritual, in a landscape. As in the tradition of live concerts for screenings in the silent film era, the visual and sound scores are performed together as two layers without being written ‘to’ each other. Aleatory effects, and chance operations trace the disruptive and generative forces unleashed by climate change.

http://www.thebolditalic.com/events/6824-carbon-song-cycle-pamela-z-and-christina-mcphee


DISCUSSION

Double Blind Studies at criticalsecret Paris


An interview: Christina McPhee with Louis-Georges Schwartz... on line: http://www.criticalsecret.net/la-lumiere-a-la-derobade-du-store-etudes-en-double-aveugle-double-blind-studies,087.html

December 2012

In English, with French translation by Aliette Gilbert Certhoux, editor, http://www.criticalsecret.net/

Double Blind Studies is a suite of gelatin silver print photographs created from abstract drawings. Following the scientific ’double blind study’, I put drawings into a testing space of photography. The site of drawing appears like a laboratory slide under a microscope, or a scene of pinned specimens on the wall. The photographs account for the mechanical shoot in a literal way- push pins are visible, drips of old paint on the wall behind. But the photographs deliver ambiguity. Just-the-facts yields to primitive science. The air is dense with texture like chalk dust on a blackboard. An approach to life.

In this interview, film scholar Louis-Georges Schwartz talks with artist Christina McPhee about process, life and time in the drawn space of the double-blind.

Études en double aveugle est une suite photographique sur gélatine argentique créée à partir de dessins abstraits. À l’instar des études scientifiques en « double aveugle » j’ai testé des dessins dans un espace photographique. Le champ du dessin apparaît comme dans une diapositive de laboratoire sous un microscope, ou une scénographie de spécimens épinglés sur le mur. Les photographies rendent compte mécaniquement de la prise d’une façon littérale — les épingles d’accrochage, des gouttes de vieille peinture sur le mur derrière, sont visibles. Mais les photographies délivrent une ambiguïté. Les clichés tels qu’ils sont cèdent à la primauté de la science. L’air est dense et sa texture comme de la poussière de craie sur un tableau. Une approche de la vie.

Dans cette interview, l’érudit du film Louis-Georges Schwartz discute avec l’artiste Christina McPhee sur la procédure, la vie, et le temps, dans l’espace dessiné du double aveugle.

DISCUSSION

Double Blind Studies at critical secret


An interview: Christina McPhee with Louis-Georges Schwartz... on line: http://www.criticalsecret.net/la-lumiere-a-la-derobade-du-store-etudes-en-double-aveugle-double-blind-studies,087.html

December 2012

In English, with French translation by Aliette Gilbert Certhoux, editor, http://www.criticalsecret.net/

Double Blind Studies is a suite of gelatin silver print photographs created from abstract drawings. Following the scientific ’double blind study’, I put drawings into a testing space of photography. The site of drawing appears like a laboratory slide under a microscope, or a scene of pinned specimens on the wall. The photographs account for the mechanical shoot in a literal way- push pins are visible, drips of old paint on the wall behind. But the photographs deliver ambiguity. Just-the-facts yields to primitive science. The air is dense with texture like chalk dust on a blackboard. An approach to life.

In this interview, film scholar Louis-Georges Schwartz talks with artist Christina McPhee about process, life and time in the drawn space of the double-blind.

Études en double aveugle est une suite photographique sur gélatine argentique créée à partir de dessins abstraits. À l’instar des études scientifiques en « double aveugle » j’ai testé des dessins dans un espace photographique. Le champ du dessin apparaît comme dans une diapositive de laboratoire sous un microscope, ou une scénographie de spécimens épinglés sur le mur. Les photographies rendent compte mécaniquement de la prise d’une façon littérale — les épingles d’accrochage, des gouttes de vieille peinture sur le mur derrière, sont visibles. Mais les photographies délivrent une ambiguïté. Les clichés tels qu’ils sont cèdent à la primauté de la science. L’air est dense et sa texture comme de la poussière de craie sur un tableau. Une approche de la vie.

Dans cette interview, l’érudit du film Louis-Georges Schwartz discute avec l’artiste Christina McPhee sur la procédure, la vie, et le temps, dans l’espace dessiné du double aveugle.

EVENT

New in the Pharmakon Library: Claudia Hart : Food for Children


Dates:
Wed Feb 22, 2012 23:40 - Wed Feb 29, 2012

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

Claudia Hart's "The Real and the Fake" include still photographs of nutritionally empty, industrial snack foods. For the Pharmakon Library, Claudia's offerings include apples, gummies, funyums and something that might be chips.

Images courtesy the artist and bitforms gallery, New York.

Pharmakon Library is an artist-curated project by Christina McPhee (2008-2012)


EVENT

Katharina Sieverding: En Face World Line


Dates:
Sun Oct 16, 2011 01:40 - Wed Nov 16, 2011

New in the Pharmkon Library: Katharina Sieverding En Face World Line
A world line: A special type of curve
in space-time. Each point of a world line
an event marked as barcode
Date time expiration SKU number almost forgot that
Polaroid hangover: photobooth mixagraphia made that contrast
Cured it to a ripe selection by one or
another hair of another, my other, the curve
of my-story when I was in the nineties;
Follicles disorder the petri dish...
christina mcphee en face katherina sieverding / october 2011
upon encountering  her photo-based work at Art Platform Los Angeles / special thanks to Christian Lethert