This 6th installment of Transformer’s Exercises for Emerging Artists program, guest curated by artist Brandon Morse, focused on time-based media. Exploring notions of communication, commodity, transformation, and situation, artists Jeremy Haik, Clive Leung, Erik Loften, and Ding Ren employed video as well as digital animation techniques, and utilize installation practices that made the way they display their work essential to the work itself.
“Tasked to further develop and focus their existing formal and conceptual concerns, each of the artists were asked to spend considerable time investigating how setting and presentation may be used to further the strengths inherent in their work. While this may seem to be a self-evident concern for any artist, the very aspect of working with time-based media in a physical space presents unique obstacles and opportunities. Each of the artists took up this challenge, and their completed works are comprised of integral conceptual and physical components.” – Brandon Morse