"PAUSE"
September 27, 2007 through November 16, 2007
Curated by:
EVONNE M. DAVIS
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Gallery Aferro
city without walls

I seek to create experiences of quiet beauty and longing for pedestrians, the waking (and perhaps dreaming) lives of which are increasingly 
saturated with commercial moving imagery.  This exhibition is composed of a series of small screen meditations.

Video artists Beth Krebs, Gianluca Bianchino and Jenny Hyde have visions of a landscape beyond the constraints of pavement, beyond time, 
beyond borders, beyond even the body.  A similar interest in the edges of things, in the boundaries of the world experienced motivates 
Paul Gabel and Jesse Houlding.  

In Gianluca Bianchino's Momento, birds swarm in the sky in an almost unbearably lyrical shape.  In some forms of meditation, the aim is 
to transcend the daily experiences of being a constantly changing human being and allow for identification with a changeless reality.  

The Impossibility of Remaining by Paul Gabel focuses our attention for a few seconds on the simple and beautiful shape that is the human 
hand. A beam of light defines the edges of this shape. A shape that is each of us.

Jesse Houlding uses a ray of light shaped through a magnifying glass to contemplate the very nature of not what is real, but what is 
relevant. A magical realization takes us by surprise and leaves us light hearted.

Featuring the artist looking over and over again into the camera as time passes Beginnings and Endings by Jenny Hyde feels like a lifetime 
in a moment. All the contemplation of a lifetime, all the emotional speculation of a lifetime summed up in a few seconds repeating. 

A meditation on humor and simplicity, The Epic Voyage of the Vinyl Kontiki by Beth Krebs illustrates how easy is it to dream, to escape to 
and to find quiet places of rest inside ourselves. 

In "Pause," I seek to offer a few seconds of rest, reflection and meditation. 

JESSE HOULDING
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"Cone of the Known"
2005
Light, Magnifying glass
Variable size

This piece presents an illusion of scientific 
certainty, it provides 'evidence' of the 
existence of the 'Cone of the Known,' and 
illustrates the ways we might correlate 
phenomena that have no real relationship. 

JENNY HYDE
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"Beginnings & Endings"
2006
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3 min 40 sec

From recordings of weekly visits to a 
chosen location, I worked with only the 
beginnings and endings of each video 
performance. I was interested in the 
moments in which I either turned towards 
or away from the camera. It was a study 
of the movements lined up with one another, 
a way to question the similarities and 
differences in repeated gesture through 
the progression of time.

GIANLUCA BIANCHINO
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"momento"
2006
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"momento" is a video about time being trapped in 
an everlasting hypnotic experience.  A fusion of 
nature and artificial imagery come together to 
establish a logic to the chaos in our universe.  
And yet there are beautiful patterns to be seen 
that are only possible through the random 
disruption of linearity.  This is an amazingly 
harmonious event that is triggerd by a series 
of smaller chaotic bursts of energy. Life that is.

"momento" [video still]
2006
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"momento" [video still]
2006
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"momento" [video still]
2006
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"momento" [video still]
2006
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BETH KREBS
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"The Epic Voyage of the Vinyl Kontiki"
2007
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This small boat's treacherous 
journey across a waterbed 
celebrates everyday acts of 
heroism.
PAUL GABEL
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"The Impossibility of Remaining" 
2003 
Digital Video
5 minutes

 
The Impossibility of Remaining draws its 
interpretation from a selection of critical 
ideas addressed by Maurice Blanchot, Emmanuel 
Levinas and Jacques Derrida.   Their complex 
notions on truth, essence, death and disaster 
resonate here in a reoccurring scene, where a 
corpse is cryptically unveiled and re-veiled 
by the passing over of a moving spotlight. 

"Before it is there, no one awaits it: when 
it is there, no one recognizes it: for it is 
not there  the disaster."~  Maurice Blanchot, 
from The Writing of the Disaster

"The Impossibility of Remaining"
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2003

"The Impossibility of Remaining"
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"The Impossibility of Remaining"
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2003

"The Impossibility of Remaining"
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"The Impossibility of Remaining"
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2003