Interview with Videos Collide artist Zeesy Powers

Zeesy Powers

Thank you so much everyone who came to the show this weekend. Videos and audience did indeed collide with each other. I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in the show and thank you for making it a success!

There’s still 2 more interviews left in the series! Please check out Zeesy Power’s interview after the jump. She’s honestly one of a few people who’s got the most um, balls, that I’ve ever known. Her experience trying out the I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think Of You For $5 series Beverly Hills right after landing in the US: “Few passersby, mostly homeless. No contact. Beverly Hills Coffee – Heavy discouragement from blonde barrista, ‘the boss would be mortified’. Also advised that agents from William Morris would be unimpressed. Suggested I try the parking garage instead.”

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Videos Collide in Real 3D Space debuting next weekend!

I am curating, along with lovely cohort Megan Daalder, a video/performance titled Videos Collide in Real 3D Space (probably the most apt title ever) art show debuting at Los Angeles loft space Five Thirty Three Gallery next weekend. What does a video/performance art show consist of, you ask? First off, we’d like to pose this question: when any and all media is available online, what added value, if any, do physical exhibition spaces offer? The artists (coming to LA from as far as Berlin, Canada, and Colorado) participating in this LIVE (!!) event offer their bodies as a mode of communication between media, the audience, and performance. There will be choreographed large-scale projected animations, a projector used in a way that you’ve never thought, 7ft tall cacti sculptures, the augmented reality “future of theater”, a tribute to Karl Sims though body slamming imitations, video-game playing taxidermy animatronics, and general havoc breaking and re-building of general theater conventions. The relationship between you and screen will have never seemed so real and and so much of an experience. I’ll be putting up some interviews with the artists soon, look out for them!

Check out the details after the jump, as well as artist Jeremy Bailey’s promo vid above.

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Zeesy Powers’ superb sense of humor

Canadian artist Zeesy Powers makes work that I could most accurately describe as performative inter(net)-personal that’s sort of like a fortune teller at a school carnival except without the scam. She Will Tell You Exactly What I Think Of You For $5 is exactly what the title says, for The Zeesy Powers Grant, she gave $1000 to someone who actually deserved it, aaaaand she also became someone’s 3 Minute Girlfriend. Whoa.

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