On the occasion of Virtual Remains, Atlanta Contemporary presents a conversation between Project Space artists Adam Forrester and Artemus Jenkins, to be moderated by curator TK Smith.
Together, they will discuss the possibilities of using fictional narratives and manipulated documents to address flawed and fragmented archives. Forrester’s multimedia installation in Sliver Space brings together video, photography, and performance to interrogate the fragmented and contradictory histories of his hometown of Phenix City, Alabama. Jenkin’s episodic video project, FREE WIFI is on view in On-Site Gallery. Each installment offers a posthumous glimpse into the life of a man named WIFI, whose journey is narrated through the files he left behind on an external hard drive. Both artists weave together archival material, found footage, and personal experience to tell semi-autobiographical truths through fabrication, reproduction, and memory.
This virtual event will be streamed via Zoom.
Watching via Zoom
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