26 Jan - 24 Jun 2012
26 January - 24 June, 2012
Super 8 is an artist-curated video art exhibition organized by the Los Angeles-based Christopher Grimes Gallery. Eight artists from eight different cities across the globe were invited to present their own videos and, in addition, invite four other artists from their respective cities to present works as well. A total of 40 artists from Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, and Tokyo are represented in the project. A unique feature of Super 8 is that this collection of diverse work in one-, two- and three-channel formats, selected through a peer-to-peer curatorial process, accumulates into a serial format exhibition with a global scope. The diverse selection of videos include Brazilian artist Thiago Rocha Pitta’s Homage to JMW Turner, a performative video honoring British Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner; Los Angeles-based artist Euan Macdonald’s The Healer, which questions the illusion of the recorded image; and Dublin-based artist Jaki Irvine’s The Actress, which addresses issues of the human condition. The artists/curators are Marco Brambilla, Takehito Koganezawa, Reynold Reynolds, Julião Sarmento, Tunga, Richard T. Walker, Walker and Walker, and Wood & Harrison. Additional invited artists include John Baldessari, Nate Boyce, Yuki Okumura, and João Onofre.