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MIND IS THE ONLY TRUTH I’VE FOUND

The Parts Feat Brontez Purnell, Keith Hennessy and Jack Davis

MIND IS THE ONLY TRUTH I’VE FOUND

John Bankston, Craig Calderwood, Taraneh Hamami, Gregory Kaplowitz, Evie Leder, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Masako Miyazaki
Curated by Brion Nuda Rosch

April 24rd – April 28th

Reception: Thursday, April 26th 6-8pm
Gallery 104 & Media Room
Minnesota Street Project / 1275 Minnesota Street  / San Francisco

It was very late last night
I sat at the radio
Dialing from left to right
Why I do not know

I heard a man in a voice low
And sweet with circumspection
Say innocent listener don’t you know
The flame is its own reflection
The flame is its own reflection

He turned me on off I turned him
We tuned out all direction
I sat alone my head aswim
The flame is its own reflection!
The flame is its own reflection!

The universe is nought but sound
Sound is its own perfection
Mind is the only truth I’ve found
The flame is its own reflection!
The flame is its own reflection!

I sat alone my head aswim
The flame is its own reflection!
Mind is the only truth I’ve found
The flame is its own reflection!
Mind is the only truth I’ve found
The flame is its own reflection!
The flame is its own reflection!

Silver Apples – Program

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Evie Leder In Conversation With Brion Nuda Rosch in SFAQ

Let’s talk about the intimacy of your work and the intimate experience for the viewer. Can you speak to that? The relationships between your production, your thoughtful display, and the audience—

For me, it comes down to this idea of looking and being seen. I’m a voyeur. I’ve chosen to look deeply as part of my practice.

For most of my life since I was a teenager, I have been looking at things you are not supposed to look at. I remember the first photographs I took were in high school photography class and I made prints of a woman’s legs stretched horizontally across the paper. The obviously unshaven, female legs unsettled everybody in school, including my photo teacher. I like to think that it disrupted gender rigidity in some small way in 1979.

The idea of looking and being seen is so fundamental to our binary gender systems. I’m thinking of some ideas that really opened my eyes in college like Laura Mulvey’s essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” or philosopher Marilyn Frye talking about the male gaze and the lesbian gaze. Her metaphor is: women are acting on stage and men are viewing the women on stage. The queers are backstage taking in everything from a different perspective. I like to share this perspective, from backstage.

More:  http://sfaq.us/2017/01/evie-leder-in-conversation-with-brion-nuda-rosch/

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Solo Exhibition at Black and White Projects

Black & White Projects is pleased to present Kaddish, a solo exhibition featuring a new series of works by new media artist Evie Leder. Continuing to explore topics of identity, gender, and power, Leder’s latest series is inspired by her family members’ pasts and their perceived and real identities. The exhibition, named for the Jewish tradition of prayer for the dead, features a sequence of low-resolution videos on vellum and custom-made LED panels as a prayer for her father.

The work in Kaddish was created through the support of the San Francisco Arts Commission

About Black & White Projects

Interested in content-driven work, Black & White Projects (formerly named ASC Projects) promotes and exhibits interdisciplinary artists pushing boundaries of scope, scale, medium, venue, and dialogue, and offers programming to facilitate conversation, experimentation, cultural and professional enrichment, and collaborative projects. Black & White Projects is located at 2830 20th Street, Studio 105, in San Francisco’s Mission Creek area. We are open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and readily by appointment. Contact Founder/Director Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen at [email protected] for more information, to inquire about purchasing works, or to schedule a visit.