Lino Kino Exhibition Opening: Completely Familiar, Entirely Free
July 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join Artspace New Haven for the a late-night opening of Completely Familiar, Entirely Free, a video exhibition curated by Michael Ipsen and Saskia Globig of the new media collective Lino Kino. Completely Familiar, Entirely Free is both television and public art, public access and window shopping, online shopping and post-Internet shopping. The exhibition, installed across five video projection scrims on the exterior of Artspace New Haven’s historic Chamberlain building, addresses the continued roles of industry and advertising in shaping urban spaces. Drawing on the Artspace gallery’s history as a furniture saleroom, the presentation of the works by Philadelphia and New Haven-based artists commands viewers’ attention by using the tactics of outdoor video advertising decoupled from any commercial utility. The street-facing video loops take advantage of the assumption that our eyes are always drawn to moving images in our peripheral vision. The curators use this video-advertising strategy to present passing viewers with a program of contemporary video work where they might have expected an ad. This intervention highlights the affective valences of the imagined lives that viewer/consumers buy, making note that much of what we are being sold is not physical and not entirely free.
The exhibition is Completely Familiar, Entirely Free is on view 24/7, July 16–September 10, 2022. The exhibition is best viewed after sunset.