SHORT CUTS, COME ACROSS curated by Christina Linden

locationthe luggage storedate

July 13th - Aug 4th, 2007openingFriday, July 13th 6-8 PM
THE LUGGAGE STORE
Short Cuts
Now in its fifth year, this program was designed by Darryl Smith and
Laurie Lazer to identify, support and
emerge new/young curators and artists. We are proud to present:
“COME ACROSS”
 curated by Christina Linden
a film and video installation
with Amy Patton (film) and Galle Boucand (video)
“Come Across” brings two young emerging Berlin based artists to San Franciscos luggage store and features a film by AMY PATTON and a video and sound work by GALLE BOUCAND. Both Patton and Boucand meticulously craft moving image and sound that appear to be half-forgotten and unexplained relics from another time, to be rediscovered by the viewer. The embedded narratives, whether dictated or implied, leave gaps and missing information.
Gelle’s Boucands video, “Berliner Bildstrung is comprised of Images taken at West Berlin’s Zoologischer Garten Zoo, yet is empty of people and animals. The spaces shown in the video seem deserted. The soundtrack combines white noise and intermittent animal sounds. The juxtaposition between the empty scenery and the broken noise is intended to create a strange, dated tension.

Amy Pattons “Chronicle of a Demise,” uses what she describes as doubtful, untrustworthy narrative voices and invisible, unnamed protagonists to construct an uncommon relationship between image and narrative. The footage seems old and tampered-with. Patton shot her own “found footage” on a Bolex in Hamburg, East Berlin’s Tierpark Zoo, and Hutto, Texas.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Gelle Boucand
(French, lives and works in Berlin) studied at the Ecole Nationale des
Beaux Arts of Paris, and completed a six-month residency at Cooper
Union in New York as a part of her studies. Her work has been shown in
solo and group exhibitions throughout France as well as in Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, and in New York. Gaelle will be returning to
Paris this coming fall to participate in the Palais de Tokyo’s
residency program at Le Pavillon.
Amy Patton (American,
lives and works in Berlin) began her art practice while studying Art
History at the University of Texas at Austin, and completed her
graduate work in Experimental Film and Media Design at the University
of the Arts in Berlin, where she studied under Stan Douglas. Her work
has been shown in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and
the United States.

ABOUT THE CURATOR
Christina Linden recently
returned to the bay area after a year spent working in Berlin and in
Leipzig, Germany at the Pierogi Gallery. She studied Art History and
Fine Arts at New York University and will be starting work on her
Master’s Degree at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies in the
Fall of 2007.
SHORT CUTS
Short Cuts is funded in part by the Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, Grants for the Arts of the Hotel Tax
Fund and SF Art Commission / Cultural Equity.