10 artists x 10 writers x 10 scary movies. Scream addresses a diversity of horrors influencing today's contemporary artists Â from Slasher films and Halloween traditions to the howl of Black Metal.
10 artists x 10 writers x 10 scary movies
Curated by Fernanda Arruda and Michael Clifton
Artists: David Altmejd, Dora Longo Bahia, Sue de Beer, Brock Enright, Matt Greene, Cameron Jamie, Bjarne Melgaard, Amy Sarkisian, Banks Violette, and Michael Wetzel
SCREAM addresses a diversity of horrors influencing today's contemporary artists Â from Slasher films and Halloween traditions to the howl of Black Metal. Matt Greene, Banks Violette and Bjarne Melgaard comb the dark landscapes of Goth, Black Metal and Sadomasochism to frame present-day horrors. For David Altmejd and Dora Longo Bahia, dread resides in the reification of things past as Werewolf heads and ghostly shadows occupy sculpture and photograph. Social rituals and the ornamental kitsch of Halloween provide fodder for Cameron Jamie and Amy Sarkisian. Several artists draw upon particular moments and filmic devices common to the horror movie genre. Sue de Beer, Banks Violette and Michael Wetzel share an interest in how these filmmakers employ lighting, special effects and/or storyline to create unease in viewers. Not unlike Slasher film directors who conjure fear through self-contradiction, Brock Enright relies on 'misunderstanding of image and information' to fabricate terror in his ongoing 'extreme kidnapping' project.
Opening: Thursday, April 8, 2004 from 7-10pm
Exhibition dates: April 8-July 3, 2004. The Moore Space is open on Fridays 10 am Â 2 pm and Saturdays 10 am Â5 pm, and by appointment, 305-438-1163.
This is a traveling exhibition originally presented at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.
At The Moore Space, 4040 NE 2nd Ave, 2nd floor, Miami Design District