Derek Larson: “Blank State”

Closing Reception: Wed. March 10, 2010, 7-11 PM

Runs March 3-10, by appointment. Email

Larson is concerned with “working with his hands” in the sculptural space inside video and in blurring the lines between social and media spaces. He describes his intention to close his videos in a “culturally dependent, feedback-loop” and, as a sculptor, is attracted to video’s infinite reproducibility. For example, one video in the show entitled “Danny Tanner” (from the series “Closed Media Systems”) is just that: a one minute, closed loop of Bob Saget’s character Danny Tanner becoming increasingly tanner. Other works in the show appropriate the methodologies and deadpan humor of tactical media while drawing a focus on its formal qualities and relationships in lieu of fixed and pointed content.