DISTRIBUTED
GALLERY

TELIC ARTS EXCHANGE

24/7 Truth
curated by Tom Leeser. June 2009

24/7 Truth is a show curated by Tom Leeser featuring the drawings of Mark Allen and Perry Hoberman.  It is inspired by the quote from Jean Luc Godard, "The cinema is truth 24 frames per second."

The show centers around two videos, each documenting twenty four drawings from the two artists. Each drawing is held on screen for seven seconds, the purported time a museum visitor pauses to look at a work of art.

The 'video/drawings' are displayed on the Distributed Gallery's video monitors and will be accompanied by twelve audio works by twelve artists. The audio artists were asked to create a response to the drawings using only their first impressions.

The audio is played back out-of-sync with the drawings. Each audio work also has a duration of seven seconds each, the average time it takes to make an impression and to comprehend new information.

The show is about the illusionary nature of truth, narrative, media and the gesture. It is also a rare opportunity to view hand made drawings by two artists who are better known for their work with technology and media.


Contributing writers (audio):

Caroline Chang
David Casey
Howard Chiang
Joe Potts
Jon Rutzmoser
Kate Coltun
Kristin Cerda
Kyoung Kim
Pouya Jahanshahi
Rima Añosa
ShoneOne
Zoopay Dewa

Drawing by Mark Allen on video by Tom Leeser
Drawing by Mark Allen on video by Tom Leeser
Drawing by Perry Hoberman on video by Tom Leeser
Drawing by Perry Hoberman on video by Tom Leeser
Drawing by Mark Allen on video by Tom Leeser
Drawing by Mark Allen on video by Tom Leeser
Drawing by Perry Hoberman on video by Tom Leeser
Drawing by Perry Hoberman on video by Tom Leeser