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Joel Holmberg: New Videos and CNN Footage (Nov 17 – Dec 31, 2015)

Nov 17 – Dec 31, 2015
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
535 Means Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

New Videos and CNN Footage includes six single-channel videos by Joel Holmberg. Each video contains either tactfully culled CNN Footage or “observational films” made by the artist. Both modes of video similarly adapt an immediacy with filming techniques. The camera is primarily concerned with documenting information than with creating an aesthetic object. In both instances, formal decisions are made on the fly with no time to second guess themselves.

In these “observational films,” Holmberg focuses the camera long enough to reach a level of satisfaction or for the camera to gather enough information for the viewer to bear witness. While some documentary-style filmmakers can be labeled “film-essayists,” Holmberg’s brief quips are more aligned with the storytelling of local news.

Curated by Daniel Fuller

Opening
Nov 17, 2015

Join us November 17th for a “soft” opening to celebrate Joel Holmberg’s exhibition, New Videos and CNN Footage on view through December 31. 

Hours: 7:00-9:00 pm

Price: Free

www.thecontemporary.org

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