Kelani Nichole
kelaniatwork@gmail.com
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

BIO
I am a Digital Strategist and Independent Curator working at the intersection of ART + TECHNOLOGY.
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EVENT

'Sky Burial' a solo Exhibition from Rick Silva


Dates:
Fri Oct 17, 2014 20:25 - Sat Nov 08, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

TRANSFER is pleased to present 'SKY BURIAL’ our second solo exhibition with Rick Silva, featuring new video, print, and sculpture works.

::: Opening Reception ::: FRIDAY October 17 ::: from 7 -11PM :::

Titled ‘SKY BURIAL’, the exhibition takes as its starting point the Tibetan Buddhist funeral practice in which a body is placed on a mountaintop to be eaten by birds of prey. In lieu of bodies and birds, Silva uses quadcopter drones and digital images to reflect on ritual and ascension in the 21st century.

Using a camera drone, Silva lifts the artist’s submitted image hundreds of feet into the air until it loses contact with the remote and the drones programmed artificial intelligence takes over. Silva records a series of these “sky burials” for 10 artists, selected by the artist from his friends and past collaborators. Silva’s installation of prints and sculpture in the exhibition further explore a world of post military drones and future rituals.

RICK SILVA is an artist whose recent videos, websites and images explore notions of landscape and wilderness in the 21st century. Silva’s art has been shown in exhibitions and festivals worldwide, including Transmediale in Germany, Futuresonic in the U.K and Sonar in Spain. His projects have been supported through grants and commissions from organizations such as Rhizome and The Whitney Museum of American Art. Recently WIRED called his videos “glitchy, curious things—some mesmerizing, some arresting.” Silva lives in Eugene Oregon, where he also teaches at the University of Oregon.

Events + Gallery Hours :::

OCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 8, 2014

Reception with the Artist
Friday, October 17 from 7–11PM

TRANSFER 1030 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11211


Gallery Hours
Saturdays from 2–6PM

Schedule a private viewing or inquire for more details with directors@transfergallery.com

TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between networked practice and its physical instantiation. The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realize aggressive installation projects within our walls.

More info: http://transfergallery.com/exhibitions/2014/10/sky-burial


EVENT

Ways of Something


Dates:
Sat Sep 06, 2014 17:30 - Wed Oct 01, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

TRANSFER is pleased to present the USA debut of 'Ways of Something'

Screening + Discussion ::: SATURDAY September 6 ::: from 7 -10PM

"Ways of Something”, is a contemporary remake of John Berger’s BBC documentary, “Ways of Seeing” (1972). Commissioned by The One Minutes, at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and compiled by Lorna Mills, the project consists of one-minute videos by fifty eight web-based artists who commonly work with 3D rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of artmaking after the internet.

The screening at TRANSFER Gallery is based on the first two episodes of a four-part series of thirty-minute films created by art theorist John Berger and produced by Mike Dibb. In the original episode one, voice-of-God narration over iconic European paintings offer a careful dissection of traditional “fine art” media and the way society has come to understand them as art. The second episode is a contentious and sometimes maddening look at the female nude in the western tradition.

The combined work is, in effect, art about art about television about the internet.

Featuring formal, figural and kitsch practices to videomaking, “Ways of Something” is constituted by aesthetically diverse interpretations of Berger’s ideas on looking at art after the introduction of digital media and the internet. Ultimately, it turns the highbrow nature of the original documentary film into a exuberant and disjointed series on how artists understand art today.

Debut Screening + Discussion Saturday, September 6th
7PM – Reception
8PM – Screening Begins
9PM – Discussion led by TRANSFER artist Lorna Mills, Julia van Mourik of The One Minutes at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, and Paddy Johnson of ArtFCity


Participating artists:

Episode 1:

1: Daniel Temkin
2: Rollin Leonard
3: Sara Ludy
4: Rhett Jones
5: Jaakko Pallasvuo
6: Dafna Ganani
7: Jennifer Chan
8: Rea McNamara
9: Theodore Darst
10: Matthew Williamson
11: Hector Llanquin
12: Christina Entcheva
13: V5MT
14: Marisa Olson
15: Joe McKay
16: Carla Gannis
17: Nicholas O'Brien
18: Eva Papamargariti
19: Rosa Menkman
20: Kristin Lucas
21: Jeremy Bailey & Kristen D. Schaffer
22: Giselle Zatonyl
23: Paul Wong
24: Alfredo Salazar-Caro
25: Sally McKay
26: RM Vaughan & Keith Cole
27: Andrew Benson
28: Christian Petersen
29: Faith Holland
30: Jennifer McMackon

Episode 2:

1. Kevin Heckart
2. Geraldine Juarez
3. Gaby Cepeda
4. Angela Washko
5. Emilie Gervais
6. LaTurbo Avedon
7. Lyla Rye
8. Mattie Hillock
9. Antonio Roberts
10. Georges Jacotey
11. Daniel Rourke
12. Sandra Rechico & Annie Onyi Cheung
13. Yoshi Sodeoka
14. Alma Alloro
15. LoVid
16. Andrea Crespo
17. Ad Minoliti
18. Arjun Ram Srivatsa
19. Carrie Gates
20. Isabella Streffen
21. Esteban Ottaso
22. ZIL & ZOY
23. Hyo Myoung Kim
24. Jesse Darling
25. Tristan Stevens
26. Erica Lapadat-Janzen
27. Claudia Hart
28. Anthony Antonellis

photo credit: Ways of Something 2 – minute 3 by Gaby Cepeda

The One Minutes is a global platform for moving images. Since 1999, The One Minutes has produced and distributed over 10.000 video works from makers of 120 different nationalities.

http://theoneminutes.org/

TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between networked practice and its physical instantiation. The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realize aggressive installation projects within our walls.

http://transfer.gallery/

Gallery Hours

Screenings every Saturday at 4PM and 6PM on:
September 13
September 20
September 27
and by appointment


EVENT

Language and Code


Dates:
Sat Aug 09, 2014 00:00 - Mon Sep 01, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

TRANSFER is pleased to present 'Language and Code' – our second exhibition with artists Daniel Temkin and A Bill Miller.

::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY August 9 ::: from 7 -11PM :::

'Language and Code' is a collaborative exhibition from A Bill Miller and Daniel Temkin that presents alternative ‘aesthetic’ experiences with language.

In their recent practice, both artists explore the ways in which human/machine language patterns and new semantics emerge in conversation with our post-digital era. Through their work with language systems for communication with – and within – technological systems, space has been opened for conceptual and arbitrary inclusions.

The interaction between human and machine becomes one of shifting, expanding, unstable language constructs. This exhibition presents Temkin and Miller’s recent explorations into these shared concerns. Each artist presents a singular work installed as a series in the gallery.

A. Bill Miller’s gridCycles is a suite of browser-based animations that opens a speculative visual text system sampled from the gridCycles narrative field.

Daniel Temkin’s Light Pattern is a programming language that uses photos in the place of text for source code.

More info: http://transfergallery.com/exhibitions/2014/08/miller-temkin

A full inventory of work from LANGUAGE AND CODE is available from the gallery. Please inquire with directors@transfergallery.com to request information.

About the Artists :::

DANIEL TEMKIN (b. 1973, USA) makes images, programming languages, and interactive pieces exploring our inherently broken patterns of thought and the clash between human and algorithmic thinking. Daniel’s work belongs to the Spalter Digital Art Collection and other private collections, as well as the Rhizome ArtBase. He has spoken widely to both art and hacker audiences, at Media Art History (Liverpool 2011 and Riga 2013), CAA, GLI.TC/H, Notacon, and others. He appeared on PBS's OffBook series and was the critic’s pick for ArtNews 2014 Summer Issue. His writing has been published in academic journals such as World Picture, NOOart, and Media-N Journal and has been taught at Bard College, Penn State, and Clark University, and others.

Daniel received his MFA from International Center of Photography / Bard College. His work has been featured at American University Museum (Washington, DC), Christopher Henry Gallery (NYC), Higher Pictures (NYC) and Carroll/Fletcher (London).

A BILL MILLER (b. 1978, USA) has exhibited and screened his abstract ASCII drawings, animated GIFs, browser-based compositions, and video work nationally and internationally. Miller also regularly performs and experiments with live audio/visuals using custom software patches. He is Assistant Professor of Art and Design at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and an active participant in the College Art Association through the New Media Caucus.

Miller earned his MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Recent exhibitions of his work include his solo show "Gridworks" at TRANSFER Gallery (April 2013), and The Wrong, New Digital Art Biennale (October 2013) where he curated one of the 30 international pavilions. His performances have been presented at Technology, Art, and Music Festivals including VIA (Pittsburgh, PA), Slingshot (Athens, GA ) and GLI.TC/H (Chicago, IL).

Events + Gallery Hours :::

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 9 from 7 – 11 PM

Gallery Hours
Summer Hours by appointment only; contact directors@transfergallery.com

TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between networked practice and its physical instantiation. The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realize aggressive installation projects within our walls.

http://transfer.gallery/


EVENT

OPENING RECEPTION ::: 'Sweet Finances!' a solo exhibition from Claudia Maté


Dates:
Sat Jul 12, 2014 20:45 - Sun Aug 03, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

TRANSFER is pleased to present Sweet Finances! – the first solo exhibition from Spanish artist Claudia Maté.

::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY July 12 ::: from 7 -11PM :::


Sweet Finances! collects and reinterprets data from the Yahoo! Finance API in real time through the internet, with the aim of making the tricky and cold world of financial markets into a collection of pleasant and oniric landscapes. Forget the meaning behind the data – Maté’s landscapes represent the beauty of financial data on its own terms.

The exhibition consists of web-based applications, installation and sculpture. In her ‘Historic Landscape’ and ‘Sky Market’ series, Maté hosts web-based applications that read historical data and provide real-time quotes to patrons from a stock of their selection. Traders and collectors are invited to transform those quotes into a plastic format.

Choosing a company, range of dates, color, background, and gradient generates a unique image, which can be selected for purchase by its originator. Once payment has been submitted, the parameters are sent to the artist who then produces the print – this is a great opportunity to invite people who invest in the market to buy their own shares in a plastic format.

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Note to viewers on WEEKENDS (opening reception + public gallery hours)

IMPORTANT! All the stock markets worldwide have been closed, so the real time quotes have been randomized until they will open. Please do not make financial decisions based on this data.
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The first day of trading for Sweet Finances! launches at the opening reception, and extends into the public space of the web for the duration of the exhibition – Mate’s applications will be released on the web this summer in conjunction with the exhibition.

A closing reception event curated by the artist will invite an international group of artists to create GIFs on the subject of finance, bringing trading to a close with a screening of the series on Saturday, August 2 2014.

A full inventory of work from Sweet Finances! is available from the gallery. Please inquire with directors@transfergallery.com to request information.

About the Artist :::
CLAUDIA MATE (b. 1985, Spain) lives and work in London. She works in a large area of new media and online based works, across a variety of formats including programming, 3D, video, animated GIFs and sound. She is Co-founder and curator at cloaque.org (http://cloaque.org/). Mate’s works has been exhibited internationally in NYC, Madrid, Paris, Canada, Croatia, Italy, Berlin, Chile, Canada and online. Her full exhibition list and a number of artworks available online at http://claudiamate.com/

Events + Gallery Hours :::

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 12 from 7 – 11 PM


Closing Reception
Saturday, August 2 from 7 – 11 PM

Gallery Hours
Saturdays 2 – 7 PM + by appointment; contact directors@transfergallery.com

TRANSFER.gallery is an exhibition space that explores the friction between networked practice and its physical instantiation. The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realize aggressive installation projects within our walls.

More info: http://transfergallery.com/exhibitions/2014/07/claudia-mate


EVENT

OPENING RECEPTION ::: 'Surface Survey' a solo exhibition from Clement Valla


Dates:
Sat Apr 19, 2014 21:30 - Sat May 10, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

TRANSFER is pleased to present a solo exhibition from Clement Valla

::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY april 19 ::: from 7-11PM :::

Surface Survey is a new solo exhibition by Clement Valla, comprised of digital prints and 3D printed sculptures that are structured around concepts of archaeology, computer software, meaning-making, and images that are not meant for human consumption.

The subjects are varied: from sculptural antiquities he photographed in the Metropolitan Museum's collections, to contemporary ephemera, to 19th Century inventions. The work uncovers subtle shapes and textures that illustrate these objects in unexpected ways and cast a new light the algorithms that digitized them.

More info :::
http://transfergallery.com/exhibitions/2014/04/clement-valla/

::: CATALOG :::
A printed catalog of work in the series will be available in the gallery in LIMITED QUANTITY please inquire with directors@transfergallery.com

::: ABOUT THE ARTIST :::
CLEMENT VALLA (b. 1979, Paris) is Brooklyn-based artist. His recent collaborative show Iconoclashes was exhibited at Mulherin + Pollard Projects in New York, and his work was included in the Paddles On! auction at Phillips. His work has also been exhibited at The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis; Museum of the Moving Image, New York; Thommassen Galleri, Gothenburg; Bitforms Gallery, New York; DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinatti; 319 Scholes, New York; and the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee.

His work has been cited in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, El Pais, Huffington Post, Rhizome, Domus, Wired, The Brooklyn Rail, Liberation, and on BBC television. Valla received a BA in Architecture from Columbia University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Digital+Media. He is currently an associate professor of Graphic Design at RISD.

About TRANSFER :::
TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between digital practice and its physical instantiation. The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realize aggressive installation projects within our walls.