Join us for a “soft” opening to celebrate Joel Holmberg’s exhibition, New Videos and CNN Footage, on view through December 31.

New Videos and CNN Footage includes six single-channel videos by Joel Holmberg. Each video contains either tactfully culled CNN Footage or “observational films” made by the artist. Both modes of video similarly adapt an immediacy with filming techniques. The camera is primarily concerned with documenting information than with creating an aesthetic object. In both instances, formal decisions are made on the fly with no time to second guess themselves.

In these “observational films,” Holmberg focuses the camera long enough to reach a level of satisfaction or for the camera to gather enough information for the viewer to bear witness. While some documentary-style filmmakers can be labeled “film-essayists,” Holmberg’s brief quips are more aligned with the storytelling of local news.



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Upcoming Events

April 12 / 6:00pm
Virtual

Meditate + Create

Hannah Joy

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Atlanta Contemporary hosts a session of mindfulness-based activities to inspire awareness, creativity, and healing for everyone.

April 15 / 7:00pm
Performance

Pagan Five

Redaction of Archival Materials

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Adam Forrester manifests a physical representation of the notion of selective memory by interacting with formally confidential archival materials reflecting the hidden history of his hometown.

April 17 / 12:00pm
Talk

Deeply Rooted, Cultured, and Silenced

Jose Villalobos Performance and Talkback

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Jose Villalobos virtually screens their performance Deeply Rooted, Cultured, and Silenced (2021) followed by a talk back with curator Dr. Jordan Amirkhani.

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