MUX: Asheville Video Art Festival takes place July 1-Aug. 6

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS:

MUX: (multiplexing) the sending of multiple streams or data signals over one single, complex transmission. From July 1st – August 6th, 2016, MUX: Asheville Video Art Festival exhibits novel use of languages and systems of communication through video.

Our exhibition structure is derived from the functionality of ‘multiplexing’ and operates as such: it allows for multiple data streams expressed through the video format to deliver varied signals simultaneously, uniting within a single physical space. In compositing these videos into a single grouping, new meaning is developed through the contextualization of the whole. Rather than cu- rating work according to a through line of specific content or subject matter, the show has been curated with a consideration of the languages of information and systems of connection. Languag- es and systems of information and connection common to art methodologies may be conceptual and aesthetic structures, choreography, composition, linguistics, memetics, montage, narrative, semantics, video essays, and so on. Extending beyond the context of [capital A] Art, languages of information and systems of connection are expressed through every discipline and structure, from politics, reddit, and neighborhoods to micro- and macro-economics. MUX seeks to make accessible to the public video art expressing an awareness of some of these languages and systems, highlighting them in order to define and discover new ideas concerning these very structures.

MUX offers a stereoscopic approach to curating new media that establishes perspectival depth through the formation of a body of work. Representing artists who explore, create, and challenge systems, modes of representation, and ideologies through the use of creative audio / video / per- formative language, MUX’s structurally conscious network subsumes geographic distances in ex- change for a temporal omnipresence.

MUX: Asheville Video Art Festival was created by video artists, art theorists, curators, & educators seeking to expand the field for new media and video art, easing the imbalance between artists and exhibition platforms.

The 2016 exhibition is curated by Shira Service and Alessandra Gomez.
The 2016 group of represented artists was selected by Curt Cloninger, Alessandra Gomez, and Shira Service

SCHEDULE:

THE REFINERY
Asheville Area Arts Council
207 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Hours: 10am – 6pm, Monday through Saturday, unless otherwise noted

ONE WORLD BREWING
10 Patton Avenue #002 Asheville, NC 28801

• Opening Reception | Main MUX Exhibition Friday, July 1st, from 5-8pm @ The Refinery

• Curators’ Talk Saturday, July 2nd, 3pm @ The Refinery

Night of Sound, Video, & Live Performance Saturday, July 9th, from 8-10pm @ One World Brewing

Blackout | Video Screenings Saturday, July 16th, from 10am-6pm @ The Refinery

Artist Talks & Presentations Friday, July 22nd, afternoon @ The Refinery

DeMUX Exhibition Opening | Festival Closing Reception Friday, August 5th, from 5-8pm
@ The Refinery

 

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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