VISITING ARTIST TALK – James Hoff, Wed 11 Jan, 12 Noon
Visiting artist James Hoff will discuss his exhibition, The Air You Breathe is Metallic, at 12 Noon on Wed 11 January, 2017.
January 10 – 21, 2017
The Air You Breathe is Metallic
James Hoff, visiting artist
Hoff will present a new series of works that continue his investigation into the contemporary landscape, which draws on the tradition of landscape painting through a variety of time-based and static mediums. At the heart of the project is Yosemite, a state park in the western United States that has become socially digitized via Apple’s appropriation of the name for a version of its operating system. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be a live, ongoing video stream of Google’s Street View walking tour of Yosemite, which the artist has modified so that it reacts and moves to sounds from gallery visitors and a soundtrack he has created.
James Hoff (b.1975) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work encompasses painting, sound, performance, and publishing among other media. He has performed and exhibited his art work extensively throughout the United States and Europe over the last ten years. Hoff is also a co-founder of Primary Information, a non-profit arts organization devoted to publishing artists’ books and art historical documents. Recent solo museum exhibitions include the B=R=I=C=K=I=N=G at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; and Black Box, Baco Arte Contemporanea, Bergamo Italy.
While in Halifax, Hoff will also perform as part of the OBEY Convention’s Off-Season Programming on Sat 14 January, 10pm, at Garrison Brewery, 1149 Marginal Road. This event is 19+, $15 suggested donation.