|THE MAC // APR27 // 6-9PM
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|Second Dallas Medianale
With a Weekend of Performances
Thu, Apr 27 - Sun, Apr 30
and a Month-Long Exhibition and Public Art Installation
Fri, Apr 28 - Sat, May 27
1601 South Ervay Street Dallas, TX 75215
ENTRANCE @ 1600 GANO STREET. PARKING ON STREET.
|The MAC is pleased to be one of the hosts of the Dallas Medianale, a biennial exhibition presented
by Dallas Video Association, featuring installations, performances, and screenings of experimental
media at several venues across Dallas. The second installment of the acclaimed biennial provides
a diverse selection of international and regional artists, presented through a weekend of events
Thursday, April 27-Sunday, April 30 and a month-long exhibition and public art installation at The
MAC Friday, April 28-Saturday, May 27.
This year's Dallas Medianale programming at The MAC includes audio-visual performances and
the opening of an exhibition by Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain and a public art installation
by Sean Miller. Performances at The MAC include artists Kristin Reeves, Limited Hangout, Karine
Fleurima, and Therefore on Fri, Apr 28, 7-11; and Dallas Ambient Music Nights on Sun, Apr 30,
9-11. La Fountain's Giizis Mooka'am (Sun/Moon Rise) and Miller's Machine Biology 2017 will
be on view through May 27, Thursday-Saturday 12-3 or by appointment, with a closing
reception on Saturday, May 27, 6-9.
Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain's work investigates urban indigeneity, ceremony, tradition,
landscape, spirits, light, and photographic mediums. Giizis Mooka'am (Sun/Moon Rise) is a
16mm film project made as part of LaFountain's previous series, Waabanishimo (She Dances
Till Daylight). The film, with sound by Jon Almaraz, is made in two parts - Giizis Mooka'am:
Giiwe (Sun/Moon Rise: She Goes Home), and Giizis Mooka'am: Waabanishimo (Sun/Moon
Rise: She Dances Till Daylight) - and will be shown as dual 16mm projections. The titles are
in Ojibwa with English subtitles. These films bend time and collapse the space between the
artist's current home, Los Angeles, and former home, Santa Fe-the ghost world and the world
of the living.
Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist from Santa Fe, New
Mexico. LaFountain's work investigates her mixed Jewish and Turtle Mountain Chippewa heritage,
Feminism, ceremony, history, tradition, and photographic media in the contemporary world. Her
films have shown in festivals and venues across the country and abroad, including Ga ni tha on
the occasion of the 2015 Venice Biennale, ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival in Toronto, and
the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York. LaFountain's photography
has shown extensively and has won numerous awards, including the Ebner Trophy for International
Excellence in Photography, and, in 2010 she was the first photographer to win the Santa Fe Indian
Market Best of Classification award. Her first solo museum exhibit was mounted at the Museum of
Contemporary Native Arts in the fall of 2015. LaFountain is a co-op member at the Echo Park Film
Center, where she teaches 16mm film classes and curates screenings. She holds a BA from
Hampshire College where she studied Experimental Film, Photography, and Native American
Studies. In the spring of 2014 she received a dual MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in
Photography/Media and Film/Video. She currently manages the film school equipment facilities
and is teaching alternative photographic processes at CalArts.
Also on display is public art installation, Machine Biology 2017, an application created by artist
Sean Miller. Black and White cellular forms rapidly divide, merge, morph, and evolve. This work
uses digital feedback and sculpted, chaotic data to produce ever-changing, stroboscopic,
microbe-like imagery, while exploring the aesthetics of dynamical systems. The installation will be
visible from Ervay Street, displayed in the second floor window of The MAC building.
Sean Miller is an artist working with video, sculpture, installation, live media, performance, and
sound art. His work is a synthesis of media, which explores embodiment, dynamical systems, and
synesthetic relationships. He is currently teaching New Media and Creative Computation at
Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas, where he received his Masters of
Fine Arts in 2014.
Kristin Reeves has shown her interdisciplinary work internationally in museums, galleries, theaters,
art events, and festivals such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Microscope Gallery
(Brooklyn), and was included in the 26th European Media Art Festival's Best of the Festival program
(Osnabrück). She has also collaborated in over 20 multimedia performances including the Tony
Fitzpatrick American Trilogy and its epilogue, The Midnight City, at the Steppenwolf Garage
Theater. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Photo/Video/Intermedia Art at Ball State University
where she can be found laser cutting 16mm film and managing her always-expanding projector
collection. She earned her BFA in Fine Art Photography from Ball State University (2001) and her
MFA in Art & Technology from the University of Florida (2012).
Limited Hangout is a collaborative new media project by artists Kyle Evans and Lucas Dimick from
Austin, TX. The project explores narrative approaches to experimental electronic music and
real-time video performance through animation, noise, and glitch aesthetics. Evans' extensive
background in experimental electronic music and new media art practice fuses with Dimick's
distinct animation and story telling method resulting in an expressive live performance employing
original animated projections, lighting design, textural sound, and voice-over narration. Through
this aesthetic, the duo explores concepts ranging from modern western militarization to planed
obsolescence and technological waste.
Karine Fleurima is a multi-disciplinary Avant-Performance artist. She utilizes electro music,
vocalizations, movement, video and interactive media to create distinctive immersive
environments. Fleurima investigates themes of cultural displacement and social ambiguity while
incorporating elements of cultural cannibalism, Futurism and spiritual exploration. She has a
Bachelor of Science degree in Performance Structures & Techniques & Interactive Media from the
CUNY BA program at Brooklyn College.
Therefore is a transmedia art and performance group. It is based on founding member, Dean
Terry's Therefore music recording project from over the past twenty years. The group develops
immersive, challenging art and performance experiences nationwide, using live video, music, and
Dallas Ambient Music Nights is a monthly showcase of ambient and experimental electronic music
founded and curated by Cody McPhail in January 2015. In the last two+ years, DAMN has been
an important outlet for the increasingly vibrant experimental music community in Dallas and has
notably paired its group of regular video artists with musicians to create an immersive space for
contemplation and communalexperience. This will be the 24th installment in the showcase.
Dallas Medianale @The MAC
. Month-long exhibition by Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain & public art installation by Sean Miller
/ Apr 28 - May 27, 2017
. Exhibition opening and performances by Kristin Reeves, Limited Hangout, Karine Fleurima, and
Therefore / Fri, Apr 28, 7-11
. Dallas Ambient Music Nights / Sun, Apr 30, 9-11
. Closing reception for Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain: Giizis Mooka'am (Sun/Moon Rise) and
Sean Miller: / Sat, May 27, 6-9
see dallasmedianale.com for the full lineup at venues across Dallas