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The Influencers and The Gatekeepers: Video Premiere and Q&A with n00n and Marcus Civin
June 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Influencers and The Gatekeepers
Video Premiere and Q&A with n00n and Marcus Civin
Part of Arts Learning Lab
Thursday, June 9 | 6 pm-8 pm
n00n and Marcus Civin will present two short animated videos—The Influencers, created in January 2022, and its sequel, The Gatekeepers, a premiere crowdsourced from 18th Street Arts Center’s local and global community. Stick around after the screening for an online conversation with the artists.
The Influencers is a fictional biographical sketch of two obsessive, stylish fixtures in the art world, Margaretha and Wald, who live a sometimes quotidian and sometimes whimsical baroque lifestyle. Margaretha and Wald stress about various and impending catastrophes that combine and manifest as delusions. They associate and dissociate with their bodies, the environment, the pandemic, and each other.
In The Gatekeepers, as the pandemic rages, a self-conscious powerbroker named Sydonia hosts an exclusive party on her gothic pearl farm behind high walls and iron gates. Only, before the party ends, one of her guests lavishly betrays her. Her attempts to remain on top turn her upside down. The Gatekeepers references class, high society, architecture, and gates in New York, Los Angeles, and other cities.
If you are joining this event in person, artists in residence at 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport campus will host open studios where visitors can see their exciting work in progress. Also, Market Exchange vendors will be on site selling their artisanal goods.
The Influencers, 6:54 minutes, n00n and Marcus Civin, vocals by Dan Talbot and Florence Wallis, music by Dan Talbot.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
n00n is a digital art collective led by artists Alessia Lorea Arregui based in Providence, Rhode Island, and Gloria Fan Duan, based in Brooklyn, New York. They present immersive digital landscapes collaged with socio-aesthetic symbols and forms that stem from personal and collective histories. In these post-biological futures, from a nonlinear process of material (mis)translations, lyrical imagery becomes code. n00n has presented their work with The Wrong Biennale, New Art City, Art Gym Gallery, Li Tang Gallery, and the Supernova Digital Animation Festival. Website | Instagram
For Marcus Civin, based in Brooklyn, writing is a way to cultivate looking, dialogue, humor, and new possibilities for lives lived in public. Recently, Marcus Civin’s writing has appeared in Afterimage, AIGA Eye on Design, Artforum, Boston Art Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Camera Austria, Clementine, Damn Magazine, Maake Magazine, The Paper, and Southwest Contemporary. Website | Instagram