Copyright Kurtis Lesick 2019
Entanglement 
Show and Residency
Entanglement is a new body of work thinking through the possible
implications of quantum and astro physics toward a "new materiality".

Developed in residency at the "Centre for Research and Creativity Casamarles" in Llorenç del Penedes, Spain, Entanglement asks what happens to traditional notions of time, space, place, and linear experience as we learn these concepts are far from universal truths when we move beyond the scale of human perception? In what ways, on a human level, can we begin to access and explore the sorts of simultaneous connectivity increasingly being discovered at play in very big and very small worlds?

 

The work was originally exhibited in conjunction with the 5th anniversary celebration and publication launch of CeRCCa 2009-2015 at Cinema Cal Marçal in Llorenç del Penedes in collaboration with artists Agustina Piasentini (Argentina), Naz Cuguoglu (Turkey), and Jonathan Rattner (United States). 

Special thanks to Luc Bouchard, Steven Aaron Hughes, Pau Cata, Marina Saura, and Cecilia De Souza for their production assistance.

 

Work also exhibited at:

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada, September 2015

The Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Canada, February 2016

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Entanglement(s)

Fibre and found objects

Animated GIF of Entanglement(s) at Cinema Cal Marçal in Llorenç del Penedes, June 2015.

Entanglement(s) is a kinetic sculpture, inspired by the work of Judith Scott, made of fibre and found objects that explores the connectivity of experiences, identities, materialities, and spheres of influence across time and space​. A trail of domestic objects, souvenirs, archives, and throw-aways, leads across the floor, each connected to the others by a piece of red yarn. The trail leads up to large pod suspended from the ceiling turning slowly, at an almost planetary pace. The pod itself is a density of objects and yarn drawn into an enduring singularity, larger on the inside than the outside, like a snake digesting a meal bigger than itself. Entanglement(s) is, at once, the material reality that makes up our individual lives, identity, context and narrative, and, at once our collective history, knowledge, and experience, all mediated by the objects that connect us.

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Entanglement | Penedes Remix

Video Installation: Projection on Buffet and Hutch 

 

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Video detail of Entanglement | Penedes Remix Remixed at

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Canada, September, 2015

 

Video detail of Entanglement | Penedes Remix at Cinema Cal Marçal in Llorenç del Penedes, June 2015.

Entanglement | Penedes Remix is a video installation that remixes both film and physical objects to re-animate the furnishing of Cinema Cal Marçal in Llorenç del Penedes. Film footage from the early 1960s of the regional wine making process for each month of the year is projected into wine carboy and filmed. The footage is organized into nine segments and composited three across and three deep, then projection mapped onto a buffet and hutch, a permanent fixture at the Cinema Cal Marçal. 

A remix of contexts:

The region of the Penedes has been an important resource centre for Catalunya, Spain, and the Mediterranean since Roman times. Arguably wine making has been at the centre of this status and is, thus, a central fixture in the regional identity. The imagery and rituals of this history of wine production hold a deep seeded emotional resonance with the local inhabitants. 

 

The Cinema Cal Marçal has had many uses over time, but its heyday was as both a cinema and a cultural centre. The buffet and hutch was used as a bar in the building since before the Spanish Civil War. Many villagers had met their significant others at social events and dances serviced by this bar at the Cinema. . The makeshift bar (the buffet and hutch) connects, in a very strong, experiential way, a few specific generations of the regional inhabitants.  

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Entanglement | Penedes Remix Remixed

Video Installation: Projection onto Buffet and Hutch 

Entanglement | Penedes Remix Remixed took the location specific installation from Llorenç del Penedes and re-installed it in Calgary, Canada.  The Faculty Show at the Alberta College of Art + Design became an opportunity to see what happens when you remove a context dependent art piece from the location which it was created for and move it to a location that lacks the context to fully understand it. Extending the "Entanglement" analogy, the materiality of the experience is shared, but the audience lacks the original experience in their "DNA".