Jeff Preiss – Title

Jeff Preiss – Title
July 15 to September 9, 2018

Photo by Jeffrey Sturges

Press Release 


A Performance by Andrew Lampert
Sunday September 9th, 2018
Doors open 2 pm, The Performance 3pm, Doors close 5 pm

Hey Jeff,

Writing ahead of time about something that I won’t necessarily do, at least not as described, always gives me pause. I don’t want to reveal too much, yet at the same time realize that descriptive information helps entice a potential audience to discover, alongside me, what I’m doing. So, here it is:

Title: As Opposed To Gravity
Year: 2018
Length: Unknown

This performance will be presented alongside another piece of audio:

Title: What’s Your Favorite Movie? (Adolfas Mekas)
Year: 2010
Length: 2:37

I’m not trying to be mysterious, it’s just that what I’ll do is speculative until it happens. A plan exists, but the reality of things is that I can’t entirely predict the outcome, or how it will be experienced by those of us in the gallery, since we are all in it together. I’m committed to not knowing too much in advance about the results of my ideas.

In lieu of a better description, I might mention that As Opposed To Gravity is site-specific and made in direct response to your installation. In fact it includes your footage, which will be projected on 16mm. Your exhibit is concerned with the loop, the circle, the perimeter, and what I’m thinking to do focuses on the center, the space between. I’ll be in the middle. That’s all I can really think of to say other than that I’ll probably never do this piece again after the 3A show. Maybe that is what we should be telling people.

Thanks again,
A.


A Talk – “The Ambassador”
Jeff Preiss, Alaina Claire Feldman, and Magnus Schaefer
Sunday August 19th, 2018
Doors open 2 pm, The Talk 3pm, Doors close 5 pm

Who was the Ambassador of Lapland? How might we archive that which does not exist physically anymore? And how do cameras see spaces? 3A Gallery is pleased to present a conversation with Jeff Preiss on the occasion of his exhibition TITLE for Adolfas Mekas. Joined by curators Alaina Claire Feldman (CUNY) and Magnus Schaefer (MoMA) a conversation among friends will attempt to attend to these questions, while also diving into the history of film technology and anecdotal experiences.