Curated by Stephen Slappe for The Front, June 2013
Artists: Anthony Hudson, Arnold Kemp, Ashby Lee Collinson, Brenna Murphy, Carl Diehl, Chase Biado, Chris Freeman, Julie Perini, Kiel Fletcher, Laura Heit, Nadia Buyse, Rebecca Carlisle-Healy, Rebecca Peel, Stephen Slappe, Zachary Davis
The artists included in Subduction Zone have helped foster Portland's status as an outpost for wayward, engaged artists. It is difficult to wrangle them all under a single heading but it’s safe to say that their works, like their city, suggest utopian ideals riddled with uncertainty. As a group, they create moving images that mine the rich history of experimental film and video making while mixing in adequate doses of net art, conceptual art, rock videos, animation, and performance art. From Anthony Hudson’s hilarious structural cut-up of a lip sync performance by Jinkx Monsoon to Brenna Murphy’s trippy, meditative patterns constructed from documentary footage, the videos in Subduction Zone slide between and around genres with strangeness, humor, and smarts.
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