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Playing On The Edge - An Art Talk

  • Venice Institute of Contemporary Art 401 South Mesa Street San Pedro, CA, 90731 United States (map)
Work by Leohnard Lapin (Estonia) from the “Machine, Man Machine, Woman Machine’ Series ca. 1975

Work by Leohnard Lapin (Estonia) from the “Machine, Man Machine, Woman Machine’ Series ca. 1975

“Playing On The Edge” will be an uncommon Art Talk in which ‘Edge to Edge’ artists in Estonia “talk” to a panel of artists here via video clips - live or otherwise to open the event. Artists in attendance include Sonja Schenk, Bradford J. Salamon and MB Boissonnault, moderated by Artist/Curator Juri Koll. Estonian artists Tönis Laanemaa, Anonymous Boh (Artist/Organizer of the Estonian contingent of ‘Edge to Edge’), Taje Tross, and Leohnard Lapin will be seen/heard in the video clips and become part of the context for discussion.

One topic is how technology affects the work we make, and whether we allow it to serve us or not. Perhaps this Art Talk could be seen as a way to make it work for, instead of against, us.

“The new era employs sensorial, motoric, kinetic, sonic, and verbal means as information in order to embrace all human senses and the central nervous system.” Sirje Lapin (Runge) & Leohnard Lapin 1972/73

Lapin was first to translate the 1927 “The Non-Objective World” by Malevich into Estonian in the 1970’s when he received a Polish translation from a friend. These ideas were banned in Russia at the time. His ideas of machines providing pleasure instead of simply production became the basis of his Machine, Man Machine, Woman Machine series, of which we have several examples in this exhibition.

We will expand the Art Talk to wherever situations, happenings, and tangents take us, but always “Playing On The Edge.”

Refreshments will be served.

As your TV used to say…Stay tuned.

Juri Koll

June 6, 2019

Earlier Event: May 24
Fine Arts Film Festival
Later Event: July 14
Edge to Edge 2