satellite art show
DECEMBER 1 - 4, 2016 // Art Basel, Miami
Alt Esc presents "Cached Out," a collaborative installation between Brian Blomerth, Jessica Ciocci, James Orlando, Sterling Crispin, Travis Egedy, and James Moore. "Cached Out" is a sculptural tableau vivant centered around the spiraling paranoia of a fictional protagonist whose fears have manifested into a hoarder’s repository. The environment depicts an imaginary realm, not fixated in real time, in which the protagonist has fallen victim to cult baited conspiracy theories and anticipatory anxiety. The installation seeks to explore our future-oriented anxieties and the ways in which we prepare for the unknown. The artists will prepare a prepper's pantry and stock the goods.
Sterling Crispin is an artist and technologist. His work explores the relationships between spirituality, human consciousness, and impermanence as they relate to the exponential growth of computing technology and our networked global culture. Crispin has lectured and given workshops at the LACMA Art + Technology Lab, UCLA Art + Science Center, NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference, YouTube Space LA, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has been featured in over 30 exhibitions and events internationally including Sneakerotics at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Beyond the Bond at Studio Gallery, #FUTUREMYTH and Dump.fm IRL at 319 Scholes Gallery, and published in Katja Novitskova’s Post Internet Survival Guide.
Jessica Ciocci is an artist working in a variety of mediums including animation, video, net art, performance, drawing and sculpture. Ciocci is a founding member of art collective Paper Rad and has exhibited at the New Museum, the Migros Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Deitch Projects, and Foxy Production. Her work has been reviewed by Holland Cotter, Ken Johnson, Roberta Smith in the New York Times, and Ed Halter on Rhizome.
Travis Egedy, "Pictureplane" is an electronic musician, clothing designer, and visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His music is represented by Anticon Records (Los Angeles, CA.) He has toured nationally and internationally, and his contributions to underground music are acclaimed worldwide. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Terrault Contemporary (Baltimore, MD) and Dateline Gallery (Denver, CO). He recently designed a soundscape for Monica Mirabile’s and Sarah Kinlaw’s Authority Figure and constructed a permanent installation in Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return (Santa Fe, NM.) He founded the clothing line, Alien Body, which is distributed through Mishka, NYC.
James Moore is an interdisciplinary artist working in Long Island City, New York. He designed an installation for the Spring/Break Art Show (2016) that was featured in the Art News article “5 Inspired Installations Make Spring/Break Art Show Unforgettable.” He has exhibited at Signal Gallery (NYC) and is a staple of NYC nightlife creating installations for the party RINSE. He is interested in high performance motorcycles, entomology, and extraterrestrial conspiracy theories.
James Orlando is an art/creative director and new media artist passionate about immersive digital experiences and content. After graduating with a BFA from Cornell University in 2009, he co-founded BULLETT MEDIA. Serving initially as the Art Director, he created the branding, photo direction and design of the magazine. As Creative Director, he oversaw the evolution of the brand with an additional digital presence, creative agency and ipad app. He is an alumni of NEWinc, the art/technology incubator at the New Museum, where he founded the cultural video game Hyper.Zone. You can find published works in Dazed Digital, Interview Magazine, Nylon Magazine, OKgrl, Bullett Magazine, Nero Magazine (Japan), Tunica Magazine, Vice Magazine & The New York Times.
Brian Blomerth, is an experimental musician and visual artist originally from Newport News, VA. Currently a staff illustrator for Vice Magazine, Blomerth has released several comic works in the “Adult Dog Face” genre. Blomerth was also a founding member of the Nasty Nets—a pioneer internet art collective—which exhibited at the Sundance Film Festival. Like Coward, Blomerth made an appearance on the Judge Judy television show, however his more recent performance art includes the development Slippy Syrup—a vape company fronted by the fictitious Dr. Ispib Osnoketchi. Slippy Syrup was featured in Brooklyn Magazine. Brian has also been profiled in the New York Post as well as Art News. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He also performs live music as Narwhalz (Of Sound).
December 1 - 4, 2016 | Miami Beach | Suite 12