On View through March 9, 2024

Lending Library: Vol. 1

About

BOOKS, EPHEMERA, AND VIDEO WORKS BY LIGHTHOUSE WORKS ALUMNI
ON VIEW AT THE ANNEX
NOV 25 2023 - MAR 9 2024

Over the winter months, the community is invited to borrow books and ephemera contributed by Lighthouse Works alumni, and to watch videos presented via the Annex’s video screens. For this first iteration, we present complimentary videos by alumni Katy McCarthy, Yue Nakayama, and Sara Magenheimer. A second and third iteration of the video program will be announced through our social media channels and website in December 2023 and February 2024.

FIRST PROGRAM

Katy McCarthy
A Body is a Cellular Network, a Cellular Network is a Body
Single-channel digital video sound, 7 minutes 59 seconds, 2021

In early Spring 2021, McCarthy made soft wax casts of the parts of her body that have been injured or experienced pain and shipped them to her mom, a chiropractor in California. Over Facetime, her mom conducted a remote bodywork session where she manipulated and massaged McCarthy’s waxen body parts. The process functions as both placebo and performance.

The artist writes: “In the lead up to making this work I was thinking about what it means to be in a long distance relationship with my mother. I also had a ceaseless two-week headache and yearned for her touch. The work came out of a place of need. I wanted to cultivate ways of being physically present while we are apart. Sending surrogate body parts to my mom was an attempt to satisfy this need. I’m interested in the importance of intention in healing. Different people call this different things: the placebo effect, energy work, etc. I’ve started to think about how you don’t need to understand a healing modality for it to work.”

Yue Nakayama
Looking for Love (and Job)
Digital video, sound, 19 minutes 27 seconds, 2021

Merperson, the protagonist of the film, washes up on the shores of the Pacific Coast in search of Love. The merperson, an alien species, encounters a different species (pigeon) who is looking for a job. Using a variety of everyday anecdotes, this film explores migration, job security, and the structure of power and gender in contemporary society.

Sara Magenheimer
Best is Man’s Breath Quality
HD video, color, sound, 15 minutes 30 seconds, 2017

As an ominous voice guides us through Best Is Man’s Breath Quality, we are confronted by dense and complex images and sounds that appear and disappear before us. From primates engaging with their reflected selves to glowing jellyfish drifting through deep and dark oceans, our visual perception of the human figure is decentered, leaving only the grain of analog and digital voices recognizable to our senses. Shown as a two-channel installation at The Kitchen and PICA with performances titled, “I Collect Neglected Venoms.”

Artists

Bio

Laura Bernstein is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She uses video, performance, sculpture, installation and painting to reflect on human and animal behavior, historical fictions, mythology, and the grotesque. Her work has been included in exhibitions at The Children's Museum of The Arts, New York, NY; BRIC, NURTUREart, Y2Kgroup Project Space and the Long Island University Humanities Gallery, all in Brooklyn New York; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Vox Populi and Icebox Space, both Philadelphia, PA; ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL; Anytime Dept. Cincinnati, OH; and Franz Josefs Kai 3, Vienna, Austria. Her artwork is part of the permanent collection of National Dance Institute, NY. She has received fellowships and residencies including the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn; The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Artist in the Marketplace program; The Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY; the Vermont Studio Center Residency Fellowship; and the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. She was a 2018-19 Grant Recipient of The Franklin Furnace Fund and has directed and produced A Speculative Performance Presented by The Institute of Super-Species Research and Experimentation in conjunction with the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition. Bernstein holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA with a certificate in Time-Based Media from the University of Pennsylvania.

Website

https://www.rarabernstein.com/

Bio

Sara Magenheimer was born in 1981 in Philadelphia, PA, and lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR (2017); the Kitchen, New York (2017); Art in General in partnership with kim?, Riga, Latvia (2016); the Center for Ongoing Research & Projects (COR&P), Columbus, OH (2016); JOAN, Los Angeles (2015); and Recess, New York (2015). Her works have also been included in the group exhibitions “Body Language,” the High Line, New York (2017); “CCCC (Ceramics Club Cash and Carry),” White Columns, New York (2015); and “Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and Aspen Art Museum (2013–14). Her videos have been screened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (2017); the New York Film Festival (2017, 2015, 2014); Images Festival, Toronto (2017); Anthology Film Archives, New York (2016); EMPAC, Troy, NY (2016); and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2015).

Website

http://saramagenheimer.com/

Bio

Katy McCarthy (54) is a video artist and educator, originally from California and currently based in Austin, Texas. She has had solo presentations at Ivester Contemporary (2021) and the Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas (2019). Her work has been included in group shows at 601 Art Space, NYC; Tiger Strike Asteroid, Los Angeles; Flux Factory, Long Island City; and the Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Museum among other venues. Her videos have been selected for screening at NURTUREart’s 2018 Single Channel Video Art Festival, the 2018 CUNY Video Festival, the 2018 Queens Boulevard Film Festival, and the 2019 Every Woman Biennial. She has been an artist-in-residence at LMCC Governors Island, SOHO20 Residency Lab, Grin City and The Wassaic Project. In 2018 Katy was the sole recipient of the St. Elmo Fellowship at UT Austin. In 2021 she received the Austin Film Society short film grant. She received her MFA from Hunter College and teaches at UT Austin.

Website

http://www.katymccarthy.com

Bio

Yue Nakayama (34) works with video, text, and installation. Her practice is centered on
reinterpreting minor histories, memories, and personal anecdotes to stage an absurd
intervention that disrupts our social expectations and perceptions. Using narrative as a
foundation, her projects encompass diverse topics, with recurring themes including
belief systems, power dynamics, and issues surrounding cultural, gender, and societal
identities. Her work has been exhibited and screened at museums and film festivals including
Onion City Film Festival, IL, White Columns, NY, Diverse Works, TX, Contemporary Art
Center New Orleans, LA, Visual Art Center UT Austin, TX, Museum of Fine Arts
Houston, TX, and ICA Philadelphia, PA. She is the recipient of the Carol Crow Memorial
Fellowship from the Houston Center of Photography, the Programmer’s Award from the
Athens International Film Festival, the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund from the
Dallas Museum of Art, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. The fellowships and
residencies she has attended include Skowhegan, the Core Program, Vermont Studio
Center, OX-Bow, and Lighthouse Works. Nakayama's work has been featured in the New York
Times, the New Yorker, Peripheral Visions, and Glasstire.

Website

http://www.yuenakayama.com/

Bio

Yixuan Pan is an artist who was born and raised in the land of fish and rice, Hunan, China. To deal with issues of translation and communication as well as reimagining the western hegemony through a global outlook, her anti-disciplinary practice merges multiple media and modes of presentation such as installation, video, performance, lollipop, music therapy, choral conducting, and more. By dislocating language from its context and form, Pan questions the linguistic structures people learn and unlearn in relation to comfort, temperature, transparency, hierarchy and power dynamics.

Pan is a recipient of the University Fellowship at Temple University, the Laurie Wagman Prize in Glass at Tyler School of Art, the Award of Excellence and the Art Achievement Award at George Fox University. Pan’s work have been exhibited internationally, including: Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; Haukijärvi Forest, Finland; Temple Contemporary Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; The Pine Barren Gallery, Whitesbog Village, NJ; Hämeenkyrö, Finland; Asakusa KAMINARI, Tokyo, Japan; ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL; Yin Yang Acupuncture, Portland, OR; Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR; CSUFT, Changsha, China. Pan holds a MFA in Glass from Tyler School of Art, Temple University; a BA from George Fox University in Oregon and a BA from Central South University of Forestry and Technology in China.

Website

http://www.panyixuanpan.com/

Bio

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (B. 1991) (49), Is a Brooklyn Based, Detroit Born Artist primarily working within lens-based media, performance, and writing; they’re also a Curator, DJ, and Organizer. Darryl received their Bachelor of Fine Art from Wayne State University in 2015 and their Master of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. Darryl works under the philosophy of F.U.B.U (This Shit Is For Us*). They’re always thinking about how their work can aid a larger conversation about blackness and its many intersections. Currently, Darryl is working across two bodies of work; one work is currently exploring afro-surrealism, thinking of how to get all black people free from the presence of whiteness, getting black people to “elsewhere” where the black diaspora can have complete freedom. Darryl is also exploring queerness and desire by way of a fat black femme non-binary alter-ego named Dion. Both bodies are flushed out through photography, video, activations, sound, and writing.

Darryl is a 2022 Fire Island Artist in Residence, 2022 Lighthouse Works Fellow, 2021 Black Rock Senegal Artist in Residence, 2021 The Black Embodiment Studio Arts Writing Resident, 2020/2021 Red Bull House of Art Resident, 2019/2020 Document Detroit Fellow, 2019 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellow in Visual Arts. Terrell has Exhibited and/or Performed at the Dakar, Senegal, for the Dak'Art, La Biennale, The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago IL), Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), Cranbrook Museum of Arts (Bloomfield Hills, MI), The Trout Museum of Art, (Appleton WI), Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, (New York City, NY), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - (Chicago IL)

Website

https://www.darryldterrell.com/

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