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Sara Monserrat Teixido
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Right Here, Out There (Nowhere)
        Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib     

Right Here, Out There, (Nowhere), 2010
Two channel video installation with 5.1 surround sound audio, sound by Espers / mixed by Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib

 "Hironaka & Suib's digital editing process reflects how the computer has become the aesthetic medium of the 21st Century."

- Maiza Hixson  

Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art  


DuPont I Gallery

July 6 - September 30, 2012  
       

 

Wilmington, Del. - 5 July 2012 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces the digital video installation Right Here, Out There, (Nowhere) of Philadelphia artists Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib on view in the DuPont I Gallery from July 6 through September 30, 2012. In their whole-room video installation the viewer will find that Hironaka & Suib pay homage to the traditions of the 1950's Sci-Fi genre of film-making while exploring new technologies and techniques in the film-making process.  They are reflecting back on a time when there was a vested interest in exploring space and the unknown, and interpret Hollywood's past romanticization of the exploration of outer space. This installation is the ultimate video art for Sci-Fi lovers. 

 

Hironaka & Suib will be present during a formal opening of the exhibition that will take place during the Friday, August 3, 2012 Art on the Town from 5 - 9 pm with gallery talks beginning at 6:30 pm. On Thursday, October 18th at 12pm, Hironaka & Suib participate in a dialogue about their cinematic experience Right Here, Out There, (Nowhere) during the weekly Art Salad conversation in the DCCA auditorium. The press is invited to attend both events.  

 

Please contact Sara Teixido, Director of Marketing and Communications, at steixido@thedcca.org for images and information regarding this exhibition or related programs.

 

View the Right Here, Out There, (Nowhere) exhibition page and download the exhibition PDF here: www.thedcca.org/exhibit/right-here-out-there-nowhere

About the exhibition_________________________

Right Here, Out There, (Nowhere), 2010
Two channel video installation with 5.1 surround sound audio
sound by Espers / mixed by Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib

A digital panoramic view of an extraterrestrial landscape, Right Here, Out There, (Nowhere) offers a retro futuristic vision of space tinged with nostalgia. The immersive two channel video projection pays homage to cinema as the aesthetic medium of the 20th Century with its rich historical collage of excerpted science fiction films dating back to the early 1950s. Using computer-based rotoscoping-an animation technique in which animators trace over footage for use in live-action and animated films-Hironaka & Suib layer sections of films together to create the foreground, middle, and background scenes. The artists also bring heightened awareness to the clips they use by revealing the edges of one scene transitioning to another. An example of contemporary video art-making that references traditional filmmaking strategies, Hironaka & Suib's time-consuming process reflects how the computer has become the aesthetic medium of the 21st Century. In addition to moving imagery, Right Here, Out There, (Nowhere) features music by the band Espers whose ethereal sound echoes the soft, epic feel of the artists' work.

Maiza Hixson
Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art

Related Programs__________________________________

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 6:30 pm - FREE
Join us for the August Art Loop as Hironaka & Suib give a public tour of their video installation Right Here, Out There, (Nowhere).

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12 noon - FREE
Join us in the DCCA auditorium for our weekly Art Salad conversation as Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib participate in a dialogue about their cinematic experience Right Here, Out There, (Nowhere).

About the Artists____________________________________ 
 
Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib (Philadelphia, PA)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
 

 

2012
Attitude Cinema, Pesaro Film Festival, Pesaro, Italy & Zoe Gallery, Rome, Italy
1967, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011
The Big Idea, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA
One is the Loneliest Number, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
1967, International House Philadelphia, PA
2010
Soft and Hard, Young Projects at The Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
A Light at the End of the Tunnel, Scope Basel Cinema Whiteout, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Contemporary Projects, Powel House Museum, Philadelphia
Right Here, Out There (Nowhere), Neon Campobase, Bologna, Italy
Right Here, Out There (Nowhere), Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
Cinema Loop, curated by Paul Young, ARCO, Madrid
2009
Optica Festival, Buenos Aires/ Cordoba/ Paris
Black Hole, Kim Light Lightbox, Los Angeles, CA
Implosion or Fusion, Shang Elements Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing

EDUCATION

Nadia Hironaka
1999 M.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1997 B.F.A., The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Matthew Suib
1995 B.F.A., The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
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About the DCCA

The DCCA, a non-collecting art museum founded in 1979, presents between 25 and 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society, as well as symposia, lectures and tours. The DCCA rents individual studios to more than 25 artists, who also exhibit regularly within its galleries and throughout the region. The DCCA presents a variety of educational and outreach programs, including programs that integrate contemporary arts into the public school curriculum, and artists' residencies that feature collaboration with underserved community groups. The center is housed in a renovated industrial building at 200 South Madison St. in the heart of the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront.

 

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DCCA exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by individual contributions; member support; and by major grants from Bank of America, Borgenicht Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, DuPont, ING DIRECT, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware in partnership with National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional support is provided by The Christmas Shop Foundation; Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; The First State Gridiron Board; The Gilliam Foundation; I Could Do Great Things Foundation; Puffin Foundation; United Way of Delaware; Walmart; Wilmington Flower Market; and by Amtrak - Official Transportation Provider for the DCCA.   

 

High resolution images available upon request.

 

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CONTACT  

Sara Monserrat Teixido

Director of Marketing and Communications

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

200 South Madison Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

 

302-656-6466 x7110

steixido@thedcca.org 

 

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