Courtesy Jordan Wolfson and Johann König, Berlin
Jordan Wolfson, production still, 2012
For his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, New York-based artist Jordan Wolfson presents a new video installation that weaves together the disparate histories of popular entertainment, animated cartoons and digital video.
Marking Wolfson’s first in-depth exploration of computer-generated imagery (CGI), the project at REDCAT reflects upon the reemergence of 3D technologies as a commercial enterprise and reveals the points at which the history of cartoons and pre-cinematic animation inform the history of modernism.
Filmed on location in Paris, New York and Los Angeles, Wolfson’s latest project mixes digital animation and live-action video to further an ongoing inquiry into the function of artworks as devices that make the experience of time and space visible.
The third in a trilogy of video animations that include animation, masks (2011) and Con Leche (2009), Wolfson’s most recent work looks at the ways in which constructions of character are afforded and problematized by time-based media.
Internationally acclaimed for his films, videos and installations that position improbable scenarios within close proximity to personal lived experience, Wolfson’s works engage new possibilities for meaning and the interpretative response to images.
December 2, 2012 - January 27, 2013
Tuesdays–Sundays 12noon-6pm or intermission
About the sponsor:
REDCAT is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Through performances, exhibitions, screenings, and literary events, REDCAT introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature. REDCAT continues the tradition of California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by encouraging experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse.