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DB Amorin

huli (“discover yr full serrated”), 2018
digital video loop

huli (“don’t you ever wonder where the boys in us went”), 2018
digital video loop

DB Amorin is an artist from Honolulu, Hawai’i currently living and working in New York City. He works within video, expanded audio and augmented environments, drawing upon DIY methodologies and using lo-fi or open source technology to create mediated experiences. He is a founding member of Public Annex, an arts organization that aims to break down systemic barriers that prohibit marginalized populations from inclusivity within contemporary arts. His work has been supported with awards from several granting organizations including the Oregon Arts Commission, the Ford Family Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Precipice Fund grant funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation and administered by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA). He was selected for inclusion in the Honolulu Biennial 2019, and his visual art and curatorial programming have been exhibited at Luggage Store Gallery, Soundwave ((7)) Biennial (San Francisco, CA USA), PICA, Disjecta, FalseFront (Portland, OR USA), a solo exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Gallery ’Iolani, GoHA, Hawai’i State Capitol Building, Doris Duke Theatre and CRC Cube Space (Honolulu, HI USA), among others.

Tayla Blewitt-Gray

Untitled – Self and Location
4:04 video loop

Tayla Blewitt-Gray is an Australian artist currently based in Indiana, USA. Her art practice involves distortion and deterioration of digital media to explore themes that include memory, bonds, and connections to a location.

Varying forms of glitching and slicing in her works involves fluctuation between realism and more painterly scenery. Switching between these two states is a way to explore varying connections and how they change and fade. As the image is dissected, time and space are unravelled and compressed, blurring the distinction between the two and the way we interact with the world around

With nature being the main subject of her work, it often involves scenes taken from her Australian home. These locations are a way to express one of the ways we as people might connect to a place. Just as the visuals are warped so too are our connections to a location depending on our closeness both physically and emotionally––often these are intertwined and are affected by each other. As the
imagery is distorted, different colours and textures are emphasised in a way we were unable to view them previously.

Tayla received her Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours from the Australian National University in 2017. Currently she is working on her MFA in Digital Art at Indiana University Bloomington. Her work has been shown at the Grunwald Gallery in Bloomington, CCAS Manuka in Canberra Australia and also been a part of Milan’s Digital Week Machinima Festival.

Grayson Earle & Mark Read

Ceremony of Innocence

video installation
Water, Steel, Oil Drum, Video Projection
Originally presented by Keith Miller at Gallatin Gallery, NYU

The title of this piece is taken from William Butler Yeats’ poem, “The Second Coming,” excerpted below. The projected image, is a newly introduced international symbol for extinction. The sunken image, is a recognized international astronomical symbol for Earth.

Excerpt from “The Second Coming”
“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”
–William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming”

Grayson Earle is a new media artist and educator. He has worked as a Visiting Professor at Oberlin College and the New York City College of Technology. He is the creator of Bail Bloc and a member of The Illuminator art collective. Recent displays of his work include Kate Vass Galerie (Switzerland) and the Brooklyn Museum (USA). He has presented his work and research at The Whitney Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Radical Networks, the Magnum Foundation, and Open Engagement. He is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

Mark Read is best known as the artist-activist that produced the “Occupy Wall Street Bat Signal” in November of 2011. Subsequent to that projection-intervention Read initiated The Illuminator project, which has gone on to produce hundreds of projection-interventions around the world. The Illuminator’s work has received wide acclaim from both social activists and the art world. Their work has been featured in academic publications such as Public Art Dialogue, and exhibited in galleries and museums, including the Brooklyn Museum. In 2016 The Illuminator was Artist in Residence at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics. Read teaches courses on art and politics at New York University, where he is employed as an adjunct professor.

Nitesh Kashyap

The Soul Pond

An immersive experience, showing how the human body is a vessel for the universal energies to flow through and interact with to create vivid color auras around and within oneself.

Nitesh Kashyap, an Artist from India. Pursuing his MFA in Industrial Design at Savannah College of Art and Design with a background in Communication Design. A dreamer with a vivid imagination who believes in, there is no limit to what we as an individual can dream and imagine. Likes to create meaningful visual narratives that stimulate one’s inner self and gives the viewer a chance to connect with their own experiences. Work inspired by Experiences from people, places, and life.

Hanna Koch

That Moment, 2020
digital video loop

Hanna Koch
lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany
2010 – 16 Academy of Fine Arts Düsseldorf, Masterstudent of Marcel Odenbach
2006 – 10 Editor and Designer for onomato publishing house
2004 – 06 History, Political Science and French, University of Berlin
1983 born in Düsseldorf

Dena Kopolovich

Garden Patterns
video loop

Dena Kopolovich is an artist from New York. Her multidisciplinary approach spans theater, film, and video installation. Motivated by gesture and images, her work investigates meaning through media. Utilizing both analog and digital practices, Dena is after the space between emotional and terrestrial experience. Garden Patterns is a digitization of the photographic relationship between the plants in her garden and sunlight. Dena is an MFA candidate at Hunter College.

Jessica Lloyd-Jones

digital video

‘Cells’ is inspired by the biologists’ view down a microscope, zooming in ever closer to reveal the invisible nature of what lies beneath the skin. Emulating a biological system, this artwork is entirely computer generated using algorithmic cellular patterns. The visceral movement of the ‘cells’ creates a mesmerising effect upon the viewer, of being transported into an alternate realm.

A collaboration between Wales-based artists Jessica Lloyd-Jones and Ant Dickinson. Jessica is a visual artist exploring concepts of energy, matter and natural phenomena and Ant is a creative technologist working with electronics, sound and moving image.

Jackie Spaventa

Digitize Me
digital video

Jackie Spaventa is a photog/videographer, editor, and multimedia artist. She explores themes that address construction of identity and Internet culture. Jackie was born and raised in the suburbs of NJ, and graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Photographic Illustration. She has worked with Performance Space New York, 8Ball TV, and Mmuseumm where she developed an admiration for NYC arts non profits. She currently works out of Brooklyn, NY.

Micah Welner

Micah Welner is a filmmaker and visual artist from New York.

Curated by Alex Reeves for Vanish Works
Spontaneous Tropical Cyclone Formation by Ryan Abernathey
Site by Moonpool


Feb 13-April 30
The Wrong Biennale 2020
WiFi Router Group Show
@ 122cc lobby, 150 First Ave NY, NY

With DB Amorin, Tayla Blewitt-Gray, Grayson Earle & Mark Read, Nathaniel Livingston Johnson, Dan Hougland, Nitesh Kashyap, Hanna Koch, Dena Kopolovich, Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Jackie Spaventa, Micah Welner

Futurists predict that the first generation to live forever has already been born. Those with the means to remain plugged in will experience the coming centuries as a digital hereafter, watching over their families on connected devices, perhaps wielding influence and power from beyond the grave.

Named after an early programming challenge, No Palindrome is a video playlist for the new afterlife and a reminder that there is no perfect repetition. The work is presented over WiFi, the most fleeting of mediums: next time you return the network may be gone.