SEED ART + TECHNOLOGY LAB
“F.I.V.E.” examines how artists sensually interpret their surroundings.
F.I.V.E. FEELINGS INTERNATIONAL VIDEOART EXPERIENCE
Courtesy of Magmart
August 22 – October 24 Open by appointment only. Please call Programs Manager Andri Alexandrou at 615-293-2413 to reserve a time.
F.I.V.E. is the new international video art project created by Magmart.
Sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch. Through these five senses we interact with the world – and with other people. These senses are our interface.
Like for Magmart’s previous project, 100×100=900 Videoartists to Tell a Century, the goal is the same: to look, with the gaze of videoartists, onto mankind. And if for 100×100=900 the subject was the human history of the 1900s, F.I.V.E. focuses on the senses, on how we relate with those outside one’s self. Senses are the medium between the world and us, are the instruments of feeling. They channel to us all the information that comes from the universe; they supply, even literally, the food for our body and for our mind.
The Place You Will Wait for the Rest of Your Life by Greg Pond
The Place You Will Wait for the Rest of Your Life is an exhibition that combines Greg Pond’s previous work with a documentary project he has undertaken over the last 9 months. Since January 2014 Pond has been working with photographer Amy Johnson on an ongoing documentary project about the community of Patten Towers, a Section 8 housing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The project follows several residents, developing unique works in collaboration with each person. One of the residents is man named Crazy Horse, who possesses a remarkable creative brilliance. This exhibition involves Pond’s sculpture sound and video work, Crazy Horse’s writing and collages, and photography made in collaboration Amy Johnson. Pond has made sculptures, video, and sound that extrapolate upon his views of working on the documentary that meld with his own individual heuristic practice. The collection of works circulates around notions of how each of us psychologically locate ourselves within our surroundings and the resultant desires that develop from this sense of place.
Greg Pond’s multimedia practice combines sculpture, sound, electronic media and documentary filmmaking. With unexpected combinations of media, collisions of natural and technological materials, and recombined myths, histories and forms, Pond explores cultural attitudes towards landscape and the built environment, and the pursuit and loss