• Coursing : Ana Valine, Karen Zalamea, and Sidney Gordon
  • Coursing : Ana Valine, Karen Zalamea, and Sidney Gordon
  • Coursing : Ana Valine, Karen Zalamea, and Sidney Gordon
  • Coursing : Ana Valine, Karen Zalamea, and Sidney Gordon

Coursing
Ana Valine, Karen Zalamea, and Sidney Gordon

12 May
30 June 2023

Curated by: Katrina Goetjen

Coursing
Ana Valine, Karen Zalamea, and Sidney Gordon

Curated by: Katrina Goetjen

In the hydrocommons, everything stays coursing, everywhere is downstream.

 

This exhibition brings together artists Ana Valine, Karen Zalamea, and Sidney Gordon to examine the run-off of everyday industry and cultural production. In their lens- and light-based practices, these artists explore site-specific treatment of the hydrocommons and its broader impacts.

 

Our coastal city—known for its historical contribution to photoconceptualism and for its role as “Hollywood North”—has yet to issue guidelines for waterway care in relation to darkroom practices, illuminating the limits of other industries’ protocols. Coursing explores the shifting conditions and contaminations of our waters using photographic emulsion as a marker. Through their embodied practices, the artists invite contradictory methodologies together—wet versus dry, analogue versus digital, natural versus human-made—thus drawing out poetic connections between waterways and watery beings.

 

Together these works highlight the liquid intelligence entangled in their production, and question the assumption that our surrounding waterways hold the capacity to absorb our activities.

 

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