J. Gordon Faylor, Kate Rhoades + SHaghayegh cyrous
Tuesday, Nov. 21st @7pm
J. Gordon Faylor is the author of Registration Caspar (Ugly Duckling Presse), Disgruntled 1234567890 (Basic Editions), and Marginal Twin Contribution (Troll Thread), among other publications. He edits Gauss PDF and is the managing editor of SFMOMA's Open Space.
Kate Rhoades makes videos, paintings, and publications that probe the ever-mutating art world. Her videos have been presented in the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Santa Fe International New Media Festival. She has participated in exhibitions at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and various venues, publications, hotel rooms and alley ways across North America and Europe. Since 2014 she has co-hosted the Bay Area's number one arts and culture podcast, Congratulations Pine Tree. Rhoades is also one of the Fleishhacker Foundation's Eureka Fellowship grantees for 2018.
Shaghayegh Cyrous was born in 1987, in Tehran, Iran, where she began her artistic practice with painting, urban installation, performance, and photography. In 2011, Shaghayegh moved to the Bay Area due to political tensions in her home country. Since then, her work has dealt with the experience of cross cultural communication and translation, addressing predicaments of estrangement and distance caused by political and cultural power dynamics. Through her work, she seeks to bridge these distances and create opportunities for exchanging thoughts and words between everyday people who are the victims of political decisions. Her projects incorporate interactive time-based strategies such as social practice, socially engaged art and participatory performances, as well as digital technologies such as video installation and live video chats, to create poetic spaces and opportunities for human connection. Cyrous’s current focus is on the compression of time and space resulting from digital technologies, and how digital media plays this critical role in the lives of exiles and immigrants.