June 30, 2014
Microscope Gallery is very pleased to present the first solo screening night of works by Australian artist Madison Bycroft on the eve of her departure from New York. Bycroft who works mainly with video, performance, and sculpture employs an animist approach to existence in the world, “rethinking what it means to be a person” and asking how language or other representations serve to limit human perspective. Compassion, empathy, and relationship to other are concerns of Bycroft “in lieu of categorical and colonizing thought”. Place and presence is integral to Bycroft who performs in many of her works.
July 3, 2014
Thursday July 3, 7pm
Still from eau de cinema (Bradley Eros, 2014) © courtesy of the artist
In connection with his current solo exhibition at the gallery eau de cinema: constellations & contradictions, Bradley Eros presents a special screening event of historical and present day works, including several of his own collaborative pieces. The program focuses on two concepts essential to his exhibition: “Hybrids”, those bridging the distinction or separation between film and video, as a form of synaesthetic cinema that combines elements of both, and “Avant Ads”, or experimental films made as (often subversive) advertisements, or (often failed) promotional films.
July 10, 2014
Microscope welcomes Bradley Eros back to the gallery for this long awaited “Olfactory Cinema” screening & performance event. The night includes two films by Eros “Osmosis” – a triple screen projection blow up from Super 8 to 16mm film played simultaneously for the first time with the video transfer of the work – and “Aurora Borealis”, a collage film made from numerous discarded educational science films and dedicated to Joseph Cornell and Jean Painlevé. Both works are from the early 2000s and were featured at “Views from the Avant-Garde” at the New York Film Festival and at “The Whitney Biennial” respectively.