A video installation shot in the historic Hudson Valley with four children who improvised an incredible story, the work serves as a critique of recent political events where the children are the protagonists in a game of war, playing dress-up in the midst of a lush and dramatic landscape. The installation is located in THE NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL Building 10b, part of Wave(form)s – an Exhibition of Electronic Art on Governors Island.
Lisa Kirk: Backyard Adversaries
NYEAF Wave(form)s – an Exhibition of Electronic Art on Governors Island
May 27 through September 25, 2011
Fridays, 11am to 4:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5pm
The artist gives talks about her work on Sun, June 5, at 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL Building 10b
Free ferry service from Manhattan and Brooklyn:
Backyard Adversaries by Lisa Kirk is a randomly sequenced HD video installation projected with the Optoma TH 1020 on to four screens, and explores a variety of narrative possibilities in a surround soundscape. Shot in the historic Hudson Valley with four children who improvised an incredible story, the work serves as a critique of recent political events where the children are the protagonists in a game of war, playing dress-up in the midst of a lush and dramatic landscape. Kirk’s practice investigates the contradictions of consumerism and the aestheticiation of formerly political radical signifiers, current events and media.
Lisa Kirk received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and her MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Her solo exhibitions and installation projects have been held at Invisible/Exports, NYC; smARTspaces, NYC; PS 1 MOMA; Galeria Comercial, PR; Participant INC, NY; and MOT International, London. She has also contributed projects to 2009 Performa Biennial, North Drive Press, and Creative Time. Kirk’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Flash Art, Frieze, Art in America, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and Art Review Magazine, L’Uomo Vogue, Plan B, The Guardian, Time Out London and New York. Her web site can be viewed at http://lisakirkprojects.com.
CAMERA MAN Matthew Williams
ONLINE EDITOR Fernando Feria Garibay and Nick McGovern
SOUND DESIGN Filipe Chagas and Paul Geluso.
Backyard Adversaries was made possible with the generous support from The Outpost “Cut and Burn” residency, the Harvestworks / Jerome Foundation Artists in Residence program, and additional support from Tom Powell Imaging.